The Greater Milford Events and Arts Council has announced the launch of its website – www.gmeac.org. The goal of the website is to provide up-to-date information about community happenings in the greater Milford area and to create demand for inventive events using GMEAC services.
GMEAC members, Mary Ward of Stonelick Township, Dave Hunter, Sr., of Milford, and Mary Anne Crowley of Miami Township comprise the website committee.
The council also appreciates the assistance of Mark Sund (Sund & Company).
GMEAC assisted in the coordination two performances of the Nutcracker presented by ballet tech of ohio at River Hills Church in Miami Township in November 2009.
"The Greater Milford Events & Arts Council was instrumental in bringing our holiday performance of The Nutcracker ballet to Milford," said Claudia Rudolf Barrett, founder, ballet tech of ohio and GMEAC charter member. "An event of this magnitude requires a vast amount of preparation and execution. GMEAC assisted me in finding a wonderful venue for the performance; and, provided help with publicity, ticket sales, and numerous volunteers to ensure the overall success of the event.
Milford should be extremely proud of GMEAC and its core group of members and volunteers who are dedicated to enriching the overall community."
The OPAS (Ohio Plein Air Society) organized a paintout in August 2009 where more than 50 artists came to Milford and captured "impressions" of the area's buildings, historic barns, river views, homes, and landscapes. Local Miami Township artist, Nancy Achberger, organized the event with help of GMEAC and ended the day with a wet paint sale in the parking lot of Park National Bank on Main Street in Milford.
Both of these organizations are planning additional events in greater Milford in 2010. Check the website for these, and more, events as information becomes available.
GMEAC's next business meeting will be at 11 a.m. Monday, April 12, at the Main Cup on Main Street in downtown Milford. The public is invited to attend; individuals do not have to be members to participate in these meetings. For more information, email Connie Hunter at firstname.lastname@example.org.