Local children journeyed into a storybook world of mermaids, talking tea cups and a big bad wolf as they attended the Thomaston-Upson Arts Council (TUAC) Summer Art Camp June 15-19. The camp had a theme of “Once Upon a Time,” and campers enjoyed a week filled with art, music, drama and dance, holding a big performance at the end of the week.
Many parents, grandparents, friends and other family members made their way to the Civic Center on Friday, June 19 to see what the campers had been up to all week. They were treated to a show called “Once Upon a Time,” that took place at a slumber party where the children asked for one more story before they would go to sleep. Once they were all snuggled in for the night, they heard snippets of classic stories such as “Little Red Riding Hood,” “Cinderella,” “Beauty and the Beast,” “The Little Mermaid,” and “Frozen.” The show was also filled with fun songs such as “Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf,” “A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes,” “Tale as Old as Time,” Zip A Dee Doo Dah,” and “Under the Sea.”
Sarah Armstrong served as the Camp Director, as she has for many years, and had help from many people throughout the community to make the week a success. Camp staff for 2015 included Suzy Love (Art), Carey Pitts (Music), Leslie Boyt (Drama/Story time), Claire Shaver (Dance) and Carmen Ellerbee (Refreshments). The staff was rounded out with camp assistants: Ashley Connor, Montana Evans, Laila Fallin, Aby Gillespie, Luke Haney, Hannah Hightower, Mary Elizabeth Huff, Allie Norris, Alyssa Rawls and Taylor Wilson.
TUAC gave a special thanks to Armstrong School of Dance, Thomaston-Upson Civic Center, The Thomaston Times, The Upson Beacon, WTGA Fun 101 FM, TUAC Board of Directors and Aviano’s for their support of the annual camp.
Ashley Biles can be reached by calling 706-647-5414 or on Twitter @AshleyBiles1