On May 1, 60 members of West Hardin Middle School choirs under the direction of Anna Benningfield presented a spring concert before an audience of 185.
On May 2, 174 members of West Hardin Middle School bands under the direction of Laura Floyd presented a spring concert before an audience of 521.
On May 5, the PAC presented its last event of season 2016 -17 with Spencer’s Theatre of Illusions Hocus Focus before a public audience of 200. After months of collaboration with Hardin County Schools’ teachers, Kevin Spencer’s performance brought smiles to all ages. It was exciting to watch Vine Grove Elementary student, Desmond Gregory perform on stage a trick he had mastered through the Hocus Focus program. And even more amazingly, after the event, a family in the audience shared this comment: “Mr. Spencer: Our family enjoyed your show in Elizabethtown last night. I know you do work with autistic children and wanted to let you know that Scott, your volunteer for the (“Spikes of Doom” illusion), is autistic. His brother, Johnathan, who also raised his hand, is a young magician who pours over how-to videos and, like you, got a delux magic set for his 8th Christmas. We expected him to volunteer, but not Scott. I wasn’t positive how Scott would do and received such a blessing watching him so animated on the stage despite the lights and noise. Thank you for your obvious love of children and for your work with autistic kids. Both of my boys were absolutely hyped after the show. Johnathan claimed it the best night of his life.” Without even knowing his personal story, Kevin selected Scott from the audience to participate in his “Spikes of Doom” illusion; just another example of the true magic of the performing arts!
On May 7, 150 members of North Hardin High School choirs under the direction of Beth Root presented a spring concert before an audience of 512.
On May 8, 120 members of Central Hardin High School choirs under the direction of Brandon Centers presented a spring concert before an audience of 261.
On May 9, the PAC hosted Fort Knox Federal Credit Union’s Annual Membership Meeting and an audience of nearly 400.
On May 10, 68 members of John Hardin High School bands under the direction of Brian Ellis presented a spring concert before an audience of 122.
On May 11, 84 members of Central Hardin High School bands under the direction of Tyler Cantrell presented a prism concert before an audience of 250.
On May 14, Western Kentucky University presented a graduation ceremony for 55 graduates before family and friends totaling 450.
On May 17, 120 members of North Middle School bands under the direction of Brittany Ford presented a spring concert before an audience of 250.
On May 18, 70 students were recognized for their many accomplishments during the Hardin County Board of Education Meeting before family and friends totaling 175.
On May 21, 133 members of The Dance Centre of Elizabethtown under the direction of Sherry Barnard presented two spring recitals before audiences totaling 665.
On May 26 & 27, 152 members of Allegro Dance Theatre under the direction of Carol Zagar presented three spring recitals before audiences totaling 1031.