Mayors Issue “Celebrate the Arts In Our Schools Week” Proclamations for Wake Education Partnership

All 12 Wake County Municipalities Declare March 10-16 a Week for Arts Celebration in Local Schools

Raleigh, NC, March 10, 2013 --( Steve Parrott, president of Wake Education Partnership (, has announced that the partnership has received proclamations from all twelve municipalities honoring Sunday, March 10 through Saturday, March 16 as “Celebrate the Arts In Our Schools Week.” The occasion will showcase the 30th anniversary Pieces of Gold performance, which will be held at Memorial Auditorium on Wednesday, March 13 at 7 p.m. This year’s show features performances by more than 800 Wake County public school students from 28 different schools.

“We are excited that all the cities and towns in Wake County have recognized March 10-16 as ‘Celebrate the Arts In Our Schools Week,’” said Parrott. “This recognition helps further support our annual Pieces of Gold arts performance and serves as a tribute to the work of our area teachers, students and all volunteers who continually celebrate arts education throughout the school year. It is a true honor that each area mayor recognizes the importance of arts education in our schools through these individual proclamations.”

“Arts education is an integral part of developing well-rounded individuals and a point of pride for our schools in Knightdale. We are pleased to recognize this fact through our proclamation,” said Russell Killen, mayor of Knightdale. “We wish Wake Education Partnership all the best as they present Pieces of Gold featuring outstanding talent from our public education system as part of this celebration.”

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