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Joint effort aims to recycle instruments
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A collaboration between the Dawson County Arts Council and RIC Rack Thrift Store could introduce the art of making music to students who may otherwise not have the chance.


Warren King, chairman of RIC Rack’s board, said he suspects there are students in middle and high school who would participate in the school’s band if their parents could afford to purchase an instrument.


“The vision for this program is to advertise to our community that if there are salvageable band instruments in people’s closets or attics, they can bring them to the RIC Rack or the Bowen Art Center,” King said.


The donated instruments would then be evaluated to determine whether they can be refurbished to a usable condition for the students.


“The reclaimed instruments would stay in the school system and get passed from student to student,” King said.


In an endorsement of the program, Dawson County School Superintendent Keith Porter said he was blown away “by this kind gesture.”


“We certainly have children who could benefit from the arts council’s and RIC Rack’s generosity,” he said. 


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