Thursday, September 10, 2015

Some Final COTA Touches

The Celebration of the Arts (COTA) held their final General Meeting prior to their 38th Annual Jazz and Arts Festival which is scheduled to be held September 11th - 13th throughout the town of Delaware Water Gap, PA on Tuesday September 8th. The meeting place, which was in the town's The Deer Head Inn, was filled with individuals and their thoughts of the festival that would be occurring within a few days. Remaining tasks were spoken of with reports of their completion or near completion and were greeted with a thoughtful appreciation for the update by the company.

The meeting came to a close with some thoughtful sentiments shared by Board of Directors member, Garth Woods, who expressed his heartfelt appreciation to all who spent their time and talents bringing this year's festival together. He also talked about how the festival orginates from the love of all who participates in it and, while this year has seen a great deal of sadness due to the passing of several people intimately involved in the festival, it is this love that continues and will continue to make the festival something wonderful. It was with these words that a moment of reflective silence before an applause echoed throughout the venue leading to the ajournment of the meeting and thoughts of the festival with all the blessings it provides. I look forward to seeing you there. In the meantime, you’ll find more photographs taken during the September 8th meeting in The Some Final COTA Touches Gallery at

The mission of The Celebration of the Arts (COTA) is to present and to support the art of jazz in all its forms and historical breadth through youth education, performing arts presentations, scholarship opportunities, and community outreach throughout the Pocono area. Please Explore The Celebration of the Arts Facebook Page at, their Website at, or by calling 570-424-2210 to learn how you can become a volunteer and to learn for more information all about COTA has to offer.

Photography by Paparazzi Paul.

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