LAC, Pathfinder to have Hgtn. discussion series

The LaFontaine Arts Council and Pathfinder Services are coming together for a series of conversations about making Huntington a place residents love to call home.

These discussions will focus on the livability, opportunity, vitality and education sectors that help residents love where they live and how the arts play a role in Huntington’s economic and cultural development.

This series of dialogues is open to the public. They will be moderated by Arts Planning Consultant Joanna Taft, and there will be small group discussion between residents. The first meeting will be held on Thursday, April 19, from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. at St. Peter’s First Community Church, 206 Etna Ave., Huntington.

Debbie Dyer, executive director of the LaFontaine Arts Council, said, “It’s an exciting opportunity for community members to have a voice in a broad plan for our area. We welcome all to join us,” she said. “Come with ideas and goals to make Huntington stronger with the arts. This is everyone’s vision. You’re the community, and we want your feedback. We hope to welcome many residents during this conversation.”

Interested residents can get more information or RSVP to Samantha by emailing ArtsInHuntington@gmail.com; or by calling 356-0500. This event is free, though it is suggested that interested people RSVP to ensure enough seating.

“A group of dedicated volunteers has been dreaming about what the arts can do in Huntington for over two years now,” said John Niederman, CEO of Pathfinder Services. “Now it’s time to take these ideas to the residents and get their feedback on the work we’ve been doing to create a Community Arts Plan.”

The LaFontaine Arts Council, a nonprofit arts organization, strives to make the arts a natural part of daily life and a strong component in our children’s educational curriculum. The council seeks to promote and present the arts to the entire Huntington community. For more information about the LAC, visit lafontaineartscouncil.org or view the LAC Facebook page.

Pathfinder Services Inc. is a not-for-profit comprehensive human and community development organization headquartered in Huntington, where it was founded in 1966. Additional information about Pathfinder Services can be found at www.pathfinderservices.org