Focus on Shelley and Gregg Patton

Sequestering at Home? Meet the Pattons!

Shelley and Gregg PattonThis is the third in our series -giving insight into what our Directors are doing during this COVID-19 pandemic, and the governor’s “stay at home” directive.

Port Ludlow Performing Arts might be a tad unique in that it has two people sharing one “director” position. When Sharla Erich moved into the role as president, June 2019, PLPA needed to enlist someone who could take over the very critical Educational Outreach program. This is the aspect of PLPA that supports music in our area elementary schools through the Adventures in Music (AIM) program, where we partner with the Port Angeles Symphony Orchestra. In addition, PLPA works closely with Chimacum High School and Quilcene High School by bringing one of our entertainment groups to CHS for an educational and entertaining music assembly. Who would be interested in supporting and perpetuating these activities?

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Focus on Sharla Erich President, PLPA

Sharla ErichThis is the second in our series — What are your PLPA Directors doing during this stay-at-home time without concerts to prepare for, an Educational Outreach program to plan, or a ticket campaign to promote? Until our performing venue, the Bay Club in Port Ludlow, opens its doors once again, and school sessions resume, your Port Ludlow Performing Arts crew is finding new — and sometimes innovative — ways to spend the time.

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Focus on Phyllis Waldenberg

Phyllis Waldenberg is the quiet force behind PLPA concert logistics – working with volunteers and board members to cover various functions from ticket taking to handing out programs to serving refreshments. A self-professed lover of music and the arts, she wrote the following about her activities during this pandemic. “What have I been doing? Washing my hands a lot! And discovering that I am really not a bad cook. My Betty Crocker cook book, a wedding gift 58 years ago, lost its cover, a few pages are missing and some are stuck together with chocolate. But it still gives up those old favorites. (Although, I am very thankful for the restaurants that are offering take-out when we can’t stand one more day of my cooking.)

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