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ECCOTA honors those with their "Hearts in the Arts"

February 18, 2014

Photo submitted by Matt Frank Jason Phipps, a Ridgway Area School District music teacher, was recognized as an ECCOTA "Hearts in the Arts" award winner. He is shown receiving a plaque from Abbi Peters, ECCOTA executive director, during the organization's annual gala held Saturday.

Two individuals and one local organization were honored on Saturday evening for their contributions to the arts in Elk County during the Elk County Council on the Arts (ECCOTA) annual gala.
The 2014 "Heart in the Arts" award recipients, all of whom were chosen by ECCOTA's Board of Directors and staff, were Elkwood Arts, Jason Phipps and Deborah Pontzer.
"This year marks ECCOTA's 30th year serving the residents of Elk County and we are thrilled to be honoring those who have helped to make sure our mission is met in providing the area with opportunities for public participation in the arts," said ECCOTA Executive Director Abbi Peters.

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