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Winter Arts Festival: Old Fort students showcase artistic abilities
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Winter Arts Festival: Old Fort students showcase artistic abilities

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Old Fort Elementary recently held their third annual Winter Arts Festival where every student displayed a work from his or her class.

Art instructor Stephanie Lindley uses the student’s art has a fundraiser for the program. For a small donation, parents and family members can purchase their child’s masterpiece, and support the arts in the school.

Old Fort students displayed an array of talents with colorful masks, 3-D images of the solar system, canvas drawings with paint and crayon.

Refreshments and raffle items were also available for purchase. Raffle items included gift certificates from McDonald’s, Hardee’s, Frisbee’s Grocery, movie passes courtesy of SkyRunner internet, Subway, Roots Salon, Church Street Salon, Dawn Campbell Groomers, Mr. Bob’s Donuts, Moldz Candy Shop, handmade cutting boards, handmade candelabra, wood creations and gift baskets.

As a result of the hard work from a few special Old Fort fifth-graders, their pieces were selected to hang in the student showcase at the Asheville Airport. Ten schools from five WNC counties are included in the exhibit.

The students chosen were Daja Wilson, Ginny Proctor, Kira Davis, Alina Rector, Jonathan Haney, Draco Ellmaker, Barbara Neil Leggett and Lanning Ricketts.

The students’ work will be on display through April 22. If your school would like to participate in the next Student Artwork Showcase, please visit and click on Art + Music in the Social Hub to learn more.

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