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A discussion by supporters of the Newton-Conover Auditorium and its variety of public programming, as well as its NewArt School cultural and performing arts educational wing, was hosted by Ann Gaither at her Newton home. The group shared ideas for the progress of the auditorium and unique school. Among them were Michael French, who with his wife, Melissa, teaches the NewArt School ballet classes; Anne Wepner, Ann Gaither, and Frances Hollar, all board members of the Newton-Conover Auditorium Authority. The Authority oversees the auditorium and school activities.
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