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2013 Non-Profit Organization/Club of the Year Award Presented

Leeds Area Chamber of Commerce Presents Non-Profit Organization/Club of the Year Award

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Leeds, Al- The Leeds Area Chamber of Commerce presented the 2013 Non-Profit Organization/Club of the Year Award to the Leeds Arts Council on Friday, January 24, 2014 at the Annual Chamber Banquet. This award was accepted by Sandi Nicholson. The Club/Organization of the Year Award is presented to a non-profit business that serves the Leeds area community in a caring manner through their time, talents and services to the citizens of Leeds.

Leeds Arts Council 2013 Club/Organization of the Year

Leeds Arts Council
2013 Club/Organization of the Year

The Leeds Arts Council has had a long history in the Leeds Community. It was organized in 1985 as part of the Jefferson County Community Schools. In 1992, it became a separate entity and gained non-profit status the following year. Instead of building a new construction for a theatre, they chose an existing building in historic downtown Leeds to renovate and open the Leeds Theatre and Arts Center. With hard work and diligent fundraising efforts, they paid off the facility in only 5 years.

The purpose and mission of the Leeds Arts Council is to build and maintain a program for the advancement of the arts. It has been their hope to foster and encourage an appreciation of the arts by all people and to provide an opportunity for Leeds and the surrounding communities to learn and grow in the knowledge of drama, theatre, music and art appreciation.

With only one part-time employee, 14 Board Members, and a handful of dedicated volunteers, the Leeds Arts council continually provides the Leeds community with wholesome and educational entertainment.

For more information about the Leeds Area Chamber of Commerce, the Club/Organization of the Year and Leeds Arts Council, please visit their websites at www.leedsareachamber.com and www.leedsartscouncil.org or contact Sandra McGuire at 205-699-5001 and Leeds Arts Council at 205.699-1892.

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For more information or to coordinate an interview please contact Sandra McGuire @ 205.699.5001 or leedschamber@windstream.net. Any media exposure for this information would be greatly appreciated.

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