By InFocus Editor
Willie Jones, who is a records management analyst, and his wife Debbie were elected to serve on the Board of Directors for First Night Columbia. Willie Jones and his wife Debbie Jones, along with their daughter Kia, have been faithful and effective volunteers over the past five years. Willie has been an important asset in representing the hospitality First Night wishes to extend, specifically at the Missouri Theatre, by welcoming guests and helping with information. Debbie and Kia have worked the ticket/sales booth also at the Missouri Theatre and continue to represent the teamwork families can have as volunteers at First Night.
First Night Columbia is a festival held on New Year’s Eve in downtown Columbia throughout 12 venues. Columbia’s festival is a part of First Night USA Inc. that was established in Boston, MA in 1976. Our Columbia festival is going into their 18th year. The festival is a non-alcohol event and was designed to give families and community an alternative, fun evening.
First Night is designed around the four pillars of Community, Celebration, the New Year and the Arts. The Missouri Theatre, recently acquired by the University of Missouri, is now a part of the festival’s footprint. First night enjoyed working with the University staff this past New Year’s Eve. The director of First Night, Jane Accurso, sees this partnership as a bridge of friendship and community between the University, the City of Columbia, and First Night.
This entry was posted on Friday, March 30th, 2012 at 2:37 pm and is filed under 2012 - 2nd Quarter.