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Donations to Montgomery County Schools – November 29, 2016

The Montgomery County Front Porch Stage, Inc., is well known for providing free music throughout the summer at the Court House Square in Mt. Ida,  However, the organization has, as a part of its mission, the fostering of music education within the county as well.

At a recent meeting, the Front Porch Stage’s Board of Directors approved donating $1000 to each of the music programs in the three schools located in our county.  Funding for this endeavor comes from sales at the Possum Store and Back Porch Kitchen, as well as specific donations from the public. The Front Porch Stage is a 501(c)(3) Non-Profit organization; therefore, all donations to the Front Porch Stage are tax deductible.

Presenting a $1000 donation to Jessica McAnulty of the Oden School Music Program.

Presenting a $1000 donation to Jessica McAnulty of the Oden School Music Program.

On November 29, 2016, members of the Board traveled to each of the schools and presented the checks to the Oden, Mt. Ida, and Caddo Hills school music teachers.  Board members Dan Watson, Robert Cavanaugh, and Mark Willborg presented the checks to Jessica McAnulty of Oden, Christa Burgess of Mt. Ida, and Cilla Green of Caddo Hills.

Presenting a $1000 donation to Christa Burgess of the Mount Ida School Music Program.

Presenting a $1000 donation to Christa Burgess of the Mount Ida School Music Program.

In addition to financially supporting the schools, we are asking each of the schools to open for a show in May when the Front Porch resumes it weekly schedule of performances.  Our goal is to provide a venue for students to perform in a public setting, and to encourage students to continue enjoying and making music a part of their lives after graduation.

Presenting a $1000 donation to Cillia Green of the Caddo Hills School Music Program.

Presenting a $1000 donation to Cillia Green of the Caddo Hills School Music Program.

We sincerely thank all who attend performances at the Front Porch Stage and who, through your purchases and donations, enable us to achieve this most important aspect of our mission.

The Salty Dogs – The Possum Picnic – September 24, 2016

(Article To Be Published)

 Preparing for the Possum Parade

As we prepare for the Possum Parade, the Mount Ida High School Band pays respect to The Possum Potentate<br />(Click on this image to view more photos as we prepared for the Possum Picnic)

As we prepare for the Possum Parade, the Mount Ida High School Band pays respect to The Possum Potentate
(Click on this image to view more photos as we prepared for the Possum Picnic)

 

The Possum Parade

2016 Possum Queen Barbara Sprague!<br />(Click on this image to view more photos of the Possum Parade)

2016 Possum Queen Barbara Sprague!
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Retiring the Possum Queen

Queens Forever!!! Thank you ALL!!!<br />(Click on this image to view more photos from the Possum Queen Ceremony)

Queens Forever!!! Thank you ALL!!!
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Robertson Tradition

Robertson Tradition performs on the Front Porch Stage<br />(Click on this image to view more photos from Robertson Tradition)

Robertson Tradition performs on the Front Porch Stage
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The Salty Dogs

We were again very pleased to welcome the Salty Dogs to the Front Porch Stage<br />(Click on this image to view more photos from The Salty Dogs)

We were again very pleased to welcome the Salty Dogs to the Front Porch Stage
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