East Lynne Theater Co. Honors Jacob Schaad at Paul Aiken Encore Awards Dinner

Jacob Schaad was East Lynne Theater Company's honoree on Thursday, May 29 at the South Jersey Cultural Alliance's (SJCA) 19th Annual Paul Aiken Encore Awards Dinner at the Levoy Theatre in Millville. East Lynne is a member of SJCA, and this event offers the opportunity for members to recognize those who graciously support arts organizations in eight South Jersey counties. The Alliance's own 2014 Lillian Levy Standing Ovation Award was given to Sara Cureton in recognition of her work as Director of the New Jersey Historical Commission at New Jersey Department of State. The Lifetime Achievement Award recipient was Pat Witt, an artist who has encouraged the work of others since 1962 at her Barn Studio of Art in Millville.

Jacob Schaad has been a newspaperman for 75 years, first for the "Paterson Evening News" for 30 years and in the Army Air Corps during World War II. In 1981, he and his family moved to Cape May, where he continues to write features for local newspapers. An advocate for the arts, Jake is the only reporter in the Cape May and Wildwoods area, who, for 33 years, has highlighted local cultural events.

For information about East Lynne Theater Company's mainstage productions, special events, touring shows, and educational outreach, call 609-884-5898 or e-mail eastlynneco@aol.com.

Photo Courtesy of South Jersey Cultural Alliance

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