DOWNEY - The Woman's Club of Downey, at its June 6 meeting, donated $400 to the Downey Symphony.Harold Tseklenis, a Downey Sympony, accepted the donation on behalf of the symphony. "The Downey Symphony appreciates the generous donation from the Woman's Club of Downey. And more importantly, the Symphony appreciates the support of the oldest premier organization in Downey," Tseklenis said. "The Woman's Club of Downey, from its earliest days, some 113 years ago, introduced culture to the residents of Downey, and continues to do so today." Marie Augimeri, a member of the Woman's Club, said she was "unaware of how much the Downey Symphony does for our community and our children" until hearing Tseklenis speak. "Until the meeting on June 6, I thought the symphony performed. They do so much more," Augimeri said. "They visit all schools in our community to promote an interest in the art that is symphony. And that does come at a price." "All parents must lead the way by supporting the symphony, by attending the concerts and with donations," Augimeri continued. "I learned that it is quite a sum of money needed to attend each school. If parents want their children to grow up with culture -- which is a refining of the mind and tastes -- then the parents need to support the arts in our community. Take your children to the concerts and support the Downey Symphony in any way you can."
********** Published: July 05, 2012 - Volume 11 - Issue 12