I was pleased to read in the Columbia County Neighbors that a new theater company, Stage III, has been formed by Maria and Fred Elser to promote the arts in Columbia County.
I totally agree that our county not only needs the performing arts, but it is time to make them a priority. In that regard, I am proud to remind the community that the first step was taken in March 1997 with the establishment of the Columbia County Choral Society. We are now incorporated and recognized as a tax-exempt organization. To date we have more than 50 members and have given 10 concerts in local churches and at Brandon Wilde.
We welcome new singers from Columbia County to our rehearsals at the First Baptist Church of Evans
J. Earl Williams, Evans
(Editor's note: The author is the president of the Columbia County Choral Society.)