It often irks me when there’s a great hue and cry when school funding for sports is cut, but when fine arts funding is cut, no one really says anything. It’s very sad. Because, really, how many kids are going to play sports all their lives? Playing sports teaches you to work as a team (so does music), how to be a good sport (so does music), how to “lose with grace” (so do the arts; the best acting on TV is at awards shows. The nominees who didn’t win all look like they’re so happy for the winner, when you know they’re disappointed), and, of course, it’s good exercise (so is music. Have you ever practiced difficult music for three hours? Holding a tuba?? Well, me either. But it’s hard work!). But fine arts also offer all those things, and most of the people I know who have had training in music, art or drama still use those in some form. Maybe they sing in a choir, or create handcrafted cards, or act like they love that funky argyle sweater from Aunt Clara. But they use their talents and training.
I have a great way for you to help support the arts. I’m a member of the Front Royal Oratorio* Society (FROS). It’s a group of people from the area who love to sing and love music. We perform four concerts each year – two at Christmas and two in the spring. Our concerts are free, because we want to be able to bring fine music to the area – especially to the kids who aren’t getting it in school. But to do that, we need money.
I’m doing a little “mini fundraiser.” I’m giving greeting cards to FROS for them to give to donors. With each “suggested donation” of $10, you’ll receive a pack of 5 greetings cards.
You can pay through pay pal or you can send me a check (made out to FROS). The cards can be all one design or a mix. If you need the cards sent to you, please include a shipping fee, and include your name and address with the order. ($5.20 Priority Mail for one to two packs, $10.40 for 3-4, and so on).
Here are the designs –
I’m working on some designs that are a little more suitable for men. I’ll post those tomorrow or Tuesday.
Order your cards now! Contact me for more info, or use the Donate buttons on this page to order right away.
Thanks for stopping by! Have a great day.
*Oratorio – major work without drama or costumes. (Well, we do sometimes have drama, but not in concert.) You’ve probably heard Handel’s Messiah, or at least parts of it at Christmas. That’s an oratorio. Contrary to what our local radio station thinks, it has nothing to do with public speaking.