CNY Arts Center launches Volunteer of the Month program

Ken Blount, CNY Arts Center’s first Volunteer of the Month, is pictured working on the set for the center’s upcoming production of “Helen Keller.”

Ken Blount, CNY Arts Center’s first Volunteer of the Month, is pictured working on the set for the center’s upcoming production of “Helen Keller.”

The CNY Arts Center, an organization located in Fulton that strives to engage people of all ages with all arts, has announced its volunteer recognition program.

The program’s purpose is to acknowledge the many hours of work done by the people who make the center’s activities and events happen.

“Volunteers are truly the heart and soul of our organization,” said Alice Lamb, program coordinator and volunteer recognition coordinator for the center. “We are a young community center, with limited funding, so we rely heavily on our volunteers to assure our programs can be realized.”

The Volunteer of the Month for April is Ken Blount, who has been instrumental in CNY Arts Center’s success from its beginning.

“Ken was a leader in the process to clean and organize the facility where we present our programs,” said Nancy Fox, the center’s director. “He put in countless hours in preparing the space that we are renting from the State Street Methodist Church, who have been a great host for our Center. In fact, Ken has worked so closely with the church that he now volunteers for them as well!”

Blount is a native Fultonian who has always been interested in art and drama. He continues to work on his own studio art, often creating work from common household articles. He has donated his artwork to the Center for various events.

“Ken has also painted stage sets, provided some of its furniture and is the go-to guy for anything having to do with the facility, often covering the office for after-hour events,” continued Fox. “He maintains the look of our entrance and takes out the garbage every week.” 

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