9th Annual Rotary Community Christmas & Holiday Sing-Along set for Clark Center on December 18th
Four Local Performing Arts Organizations Awarded Proceeds from 2015 Sing-Along



The Arroyo Grande Rotary Club is proud to announce its 9th Annual Christmas and Holiday Sing-Along to be presented on Sunday, December 18th.  This special 4:00pm matinee will take place in Arroyo Grande’s intimate Clark Center.  Attendees will be able to enjoy great regional music and dance groups while also joining their family and friends in singing all their favorite Christmas and holiday songs.  

This December’s show is entitled "The Real Meaning of Christmas.”  
The story line follows two phone obsessed teenagers as they go on a treasure hunt to help out an elderly neighbor.  The teens encounter all the community performers who represent groups preparing for the town's upcoming Christmas Pageant.  The kids in the end discover the Real Meaning of Christmas!  The show welcomes a new Musical Director this year.  Denise Paulus, recently retired Choral Director from Righetti High School, has taken the reigns from the original show Director Judith Dunlore.  Denise will create the show and assemble the talent.  This special show will include choirs from Nipomo High School, Arroyo Grande High School and Righetti High School as well as dancers from the Everybody Can Dance Troupe and the Righetti High School Ballet Folklorico.  The show welcomes back the Grande Bell Ringers from the Arroyo Grande United Methodist Church and will also feature the Paulus Performers and Carolers.  Arrangements are now being made for special appearances by Santa Claus!  Plus, free holiday goodies and drinks will be provided for everyone in the lobby at the end of the show.

Net proceeds from this event are donated annually to the music and arts programs of various regional schools and performance groups.  At a recent Arroyo Grande Rotary Club meeting the proceeds from the 2015 Sing-Along were donated to the Arroyo Grande High School Band Department, the Ballet Theater of San Luis Obispo, the Nipomo High School Music Department and the Grande Bell Ringers.  Each group received $250.

Tickets for the Christmas and Holiday Sing-Along are only $12.00 for adults and $6.00 for children & students and are now available from the Clark Center Box Office at 489-9444 or www.clarkcenter.org.  Special family discount pricing (in advance only at the Box Office) allows three to five family members to attend for only $30!  It is suggested that all tickets be purchased well in advance in anticipation of a sell out.

Local support and sponsors are now being sought for this event.  The organizing committee plans to secure enough sponsors to mitigate the show expenses thereby allowing 100% of the ticket revenue to be donated to local school music programs.  A limited number of sponsorships are now available at levels from $100 to $1,000.  Contact Event Chair Mary Sansone at Mary.Sansone@1stcapitalbank.com or (805) 458-3827 
to secure a sponsorship.  KSBY is the TV media sponsor and the Tolosa Press - Coast News is the newspaper media sponsor for this concert.  Complete event and sponsor information is now available at http://agrotary.org/
Photo credit Doug Drube:  
Sing-Along check presentation to 2015 Recipients: (L TO R) 
Denise Paulus, Sing-Along Musical Director
Kim Youngblood, Nipomo High School Band Director
Curtis Reinhardt, AG Rotarian & Sing-Along Committee Publicist
Mary Sansone, AG Rotarian & Sing-Along Committee Chair
Tricia Stewart, Special Sing-Along Performer
Darlene Kelly, Grande Bell Ringers