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Kids Beat 2015, Class Artwork -Create, Believe, Dream!
Kids Beat 2015, Class Artwork -Create, Believe, Dream!
The Buffalo River Theater, 1976, Music Festival.
The Buffalo River Theater, 1976, Music Festival.
Director-Chamisa Wheeler-Ellis- Office Hrs!
Director-Chamisa Wheeler-Ellis- Office Hrs!

We are The Buffalo River Theater, located in the heart of  Jasper Arkansas. As the Director , I am volunteering my time teaching for the After School Program. Spring 2015. Right now classes meet two times a week, and classes are  free of charge, and or sliding fee scale for families. We believe that Arts With Education matters to every child who lives in Newton County. The Theater is undergoing a major renovation, and so far, we, the Volunteer Board of Directors and Executive Director, are covering all costs- Mortgage, Heating, all expenses including the Remodel. As the Director, I wish with all my heart, I could do it all, as does the Board of Directors. Sadly, on Feb 17th 2015, our founding Member of The Theater, and past President for our Board of Directors, Janet Morgan Passed away, and now we have a sense of urgency to fulfill her dreams for what the Theater used to be, and what it can be again, to remember her legacy and the hard work she did for the Community. Janet was recently awarded with "A Community Of Excellence" award, for her passion and dedication to serving the Fine Arts, in our Community. As well as ensuring the Theater continues to be thrive and all debts be taken care of. Thank you for your support, and contributions! 

Risks and challenges

Newton County is extremely poor. After school programs are almost non-existent. Although many families care about deeply for and about Arts with Education, we do not have our own form of transportation for students to get to classes, as many of the families live remotely and have both working parents, if not just a single parent, and grandparents. Our aim and goal, is quite clear and simple, to provide our youth with something positive to do after school, to help them achieve their goals, achieve higher grades, happier attitudes in life, involve community mentors, and internships, and be a center where all kids know they can come to, for free, with Positive Role Models. To continue to be a Performance Arts Center and Concert Venue, support our local musicians and touring artists. To serve as a Movie Theater and Local Radio Station. Even though our County is Poor, we have a strong community, that shares in our beliefs. Please, Help us Save The Buffalo River Theater!

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