VAN WERT — The Van Wert Civic Theatre recently celebrated 55 years of community theatre in Van Wert with a banquet and awards ceremony at Willow Bend Country Club. Theatre President Jerry Zimmerman gave an entertaining recap of the events of the 2013-2014 season to an audience dressed mainly in accordance with the evening’s theme – a redneck rendezvous. Awards were then presented by award’s chairpersons Ruth Ann Boley and Linda McClure. The evening concluded with the presentation of the Van Wert Civic Theatre’s Trustee’s award. This award is given annually for outstanding dedication and service to the theatre. The 2013-2014 recipient of the Trustee’s Award was Jan Miller.

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