July was definitely quiet at the PAC without the usual rehearsals and performances of Youth Theatre of Hardin County’s annual summer musical. On average, 50 area youth would have presented 6 performances before up to 1,500 public audience members.

Director Bart Lovins is staying on top of the ever changing guidelines for a reopening of the PAC, installation of lobby monitors as well as preparing for placement of COVID 19 compliance signage. In addition, he continues to use this time to reconnect with past PAC Kid Spotlight students to see what they are up to these days.

Tech Director Aaron Taylor has almost completed painting of the proscenium (a long overdue maintenance project) as well as other touch up work. He has kept his daughters busy creating videos as well as props as he shares his infinite wealth of knowledge in the field of performing arts tech.

Office Manager Justin Hornback has been documenting and sharing various projects happening at the PAC through our social media accounts and reading up and watching what streaming services across the nation and the globe are doing in preparation for Live Streaming of PAC events.

PAC Custodian Ron Hartley has completed much of the waxing in all areas of the PAC as well as staying advised on training and use of new disinfectants in preparation for safe usage of the PAC by students and staff.

PAC Secretary Diane Hafer has completed requests for and continues to research funding opportunities for the PAC, streamlining/updating usage and contractual systems, updating volunteer training policies to fall in line with COVID 19 guidelines as well as keeping in touch with patrons, user groups and volunteers.

The PAC staff also renewed their CPR and Defibrillator certifications.