GHIO it has arrived!

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It is the week of our annual fundraiser and we are SO excited that it is finally here. If you still have not made your reservation there is still time, don’t you worry–just call us at 662.332.2246 and we will get you all set up.

Greenville Honors Its Own is an amazing event that gives us the chance to step back and honor those from our community and those active in our community in the arts. In celebration of our 30th birthday, (Can you believe we are 30 years old?) we are going all out–we are honoring more people than we have EVER honored before. Yep, we will be giving out 9 awards to some amazing people, organizations and businesses. Did I mention we can’t wait? Is it Friday yet? We are spending the week finalizing the details and getting the event all set up so be ready to be impressed and proud to be from Washington Country–this is truly an event that reminds you why this community is so great.

See you Friday!

Want more details?

This year’s GHIO will begin at 6:30 p.m. at the E.E. Bass Cultural Arts Center. Guest will enjoy the music of Jazz Persuasion, cocktails and hors d’oeuvres by The Pantry, and the awards presentation will follow.

This celebration honors the people who have in some way utilized the arts to empower the community.

This year’s recipients are:

  • Bert Miller Volunteer Award: Lisa Percy
  • Business Award: Chillie’s Package Store
  • Arts in Education Award: O’Bannon Elementary School
  • Special Achievement Award: Leland Frog Fest
  • Artist Award:  Shawn Wilson
  • Artist Award: Lisa Chow
  • Artist Award: Steve Azar
  • Georgie Fisher Lifetime Achievement Award: William Beckwith
  • Chuck Jordan Lifetime Contribution Award: The Howard and Carole Brent Foundation

Tickets for GHIO are $60 per person. A variety of sponsorship are available, and reservations may be made by calling the Greenville Arts Council at 332-2246. All proceeds from this event help support the programming of the Greenville Arts Council.