Almost 90 years ago, parents in North Oak Cliff created the Rosemont Early Childhood PTA (RECPTA) to bolster and improve the community. One of RECPTA’s primary objectives is to support Rosemont Primary, Elementary, and Middle schools by volunteering and fundraising for art programs that otherwise would not be available to its 1000+public schoolstudents. Public schools are a critical part of the community, and children need our continued, active support.
This year’s fundraiser, Do-Si-Dough for Rosemont,will be held on Friday, April 5, 2013 from 7 p.m. until midnight at Four Corners Brewery, located at 423 Singleton Avenue in Dallas. The theme will be a Western-style square dance. For the cost of one $40 (tax-deductible) ticket, you’ll have access to the following:
- Dinner catered by Bolsa Mercado
- An open bar
- A live square dance caller
- Mechanical bull rides
- A performance by Floramay Holliday
- The live and silent auctions
RECPTA’s annual auction goal is to raise at least $50,000 to continue to fund the visual and performing arts at Rosemont. The funds raised are used for
- The Dallas Children’s Theater Artists-in-Residence program
- Community artist residency programs
- Stage enhancements at Rosemont
- Murals for the upper and lower campuses at Rosemont
- Library books
- All fine arts classes and supplies
- Musical instruments and equipment for the orchestra and choir
- Dance costumes and shoes
Performing and visual arts play a vital role in developing students’ capacities for critical thinking, creativity, imagination, and innovation. Over 80% of Rosemont students are from economically-disadvantaged homes. With your financial support, students can continue to have rich/varied educational experiences through opportunities to perform, play music, sing, dance, and create—opportunities that they would likely not experience outside of their public school education.
This celebratory event is open to the public. Come support this fantastic cause! Your attendance will make a meaningful difference—not only to Rosemont’s students’ arts experiences, but also to their overall education and the community at large. For tickets and more information, visit recpta.org/auction.