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Plays, art classes and more: The Younts Center for Performing Arts offers art in abundance close to home PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 17 May 2011 00:00
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Younts Center for Performing Arts (formerlyThe Fountain Inn Center for Visual and Performing Arts) carries new life within its walls – students in an art class learn the intricacies of pottery or watercolor, a rehearsal prepares the cast for an upcoming production, and young dancers take those first hesitant steps toward the stage.

The center’s list of available activities is growing by leaps and bounds, with its arts academy as the newest entry in the Fountain Inn cultural arts scene.

Fountain Inn’s Economic Development and Younts Center Director Van Broad said after offering summer programs, the academy will continue with classes after school.

“There will be a variety of arts classes like dance, music and pottery,” he said. “We are limited, so we aren’t competing with arts studios or day cares. We want to whet the appetite of young people to learn about the arts and be involved.”

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Fountain Inn aims to be a destination that appeals to residents, businesses and visitors PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 25 July 2010 23:15
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Though the past year has seen a world battling economic crisis. Fountain Inn has retained its appeal for new businesses and has bright hopes for the future.

With a growing city identity. Fountain Inn is positioned to recruit new business and industry as the economic tide turns.

“We are getting more people talking to us and looking at us than ever,” Fountain Inn’s Economic Development and Civic Center Director Van Broad said. “We’ve been recruiting businesses and restaurants. Several new restaurants have opened here recently:  Sweet Catherine's, Depot Street Cafe and Desserts, The Railhouse, El Jalisco Mexican restaurant and, coming March '12 will be J Peters Grill & Bar, the 5th J Peters restaurant opened, per owner Jon Angell  .”


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Fountain Inn’s quality of life has ‘big-city appeal and a hometown feel’ PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 26 July 2010 16:23
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Cindy Mixon is one of Fountain Inn’s newest residents, but she is busy recruiting others for downtown, small-city life.

Whether their families have called it home for generations or they just moved to a historic house in town, Fountain Inn’s residents and business owners find themselves part of a family that prides itself on both tradition and progress.

Mixon came to Fountain Inn by way of the stage.

“I really came via The Center for Visual and Performing Arts and the theatre company, FIRE,” she said. “A friend of mine, Anita Sleeman, is the artistic director.”

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