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Letter — "TAP" into a good investment


As a longtime supporter of the arts and a past board member and president of Tahoe Arts Project, I would like to take this opportunity to encourage everyone to support TAP by becoming a member and making a donation to support this wonderful program in our schools. TAP has lost its entire funding from the California Arts Council because of recent budget cuts in our state.

Harriet Goldman founded the Tahoe Arts Project in 1986. She believed the children of South Lake Tahoe needed and would benefit from the many diverse cultural experiences provided by the performing and visual arts. At that time there was little opportunity for our community to attend fine arts performances. Our local community college is doing a great job with their arts programming for our community now, but Tahoe Arts Project remains as the only program to reach all children in our schools.

TAP presents five programs a year to 6,000 K-12th grade students in both California and Nevada. For many students, this is their only opportunity to attend and experience arts performances due to their economic circumstances. TAP performances enhance the lives of all students, expose them to many different musical and performing cultures, and teach them to be appreciative audiences.

LTUSD has supported TAP since its inception in 1988. In fact, our school district has recognized the importance of maintaining our music and arts programs through many times of financial hardship. We have one of the best instrumental music programs in the state, under the leadership of Janet Clause and Linda Kurek.

Please join my husband and me in supporting Tahoe Arts Project and the children in our schools by making a donation to sustain this wonderful program. We believe it is money well spent.

Daphne Forte

South Lake Tahoe

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