Union County Arts Council honored by Chamber

Arts Council wins Chamber’s “Service Group of the Year” award

“They provide first class art shows and workshops featuring top names in art and music.”

Those were the words used by Union Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Torrance Inman when introducing the Union County Arts Council as the winner of the Service Group of the Year award at the Chamber’s annual Members’ Banquet recently.  The yearly Chamber awards are given based on the winner’s contribution to the Chamber mission and overall service to Union County.

“We were surprised and very pleased to receive the award for ‘Service Group of the Year’ at last week’s Chamber of Commerce banquet,” said UCAC president Bennie Giles.  “We do work hard to provide many types of art education and art-related programs for all ages, and it is extremely rewarding to know that our work is appreciated.  Although we do not know who nominated us, we are very grateful to them and to the members of the Union County Chamber of Commerce.”

UCAC is continuing to be the leader in the field of the arts in Union County.  Programs are offered in the fine arts, as well as literary arts, music, photography and crafts.  The UCAC gallery presents a large variety of shows and is booked to capacity each year.

“The leadership provided by Bennie Giles and Harold and Jackie Senn has taken the Union County Arts Council to new heights and they are still climbing,” added Inman.

For more information about UCAC or any programs that are offered, call 864-429-2817 or email ucac@bellsouth.net.

Harold & Jackie Senn (Coordinators), Bennie Giles (President) and Doris Russell (Treasurer) show off UCAC’s “Service Group of the Year” award presented by the Union Chamber of Commerce.