Oda honored prior to start of DCCA season


GREENVILLE — Rodney Oda was honored for his exceptional contribution to furthering the arts in the community by receiving the prestigious William L. Combs Patron of the Arts Award. The award was presented at Darke County Center for the Arts’ Artist Series 45th Sapphire Celebration Season opening performance on Saturday, Oct. 21 before Artrageous took the stage at St. Clair Memorial Hall.

“Rodney fully understands the important role arts organizations play, going far beyond entertainment to impacting the quality of education, and creative and economic growth of a community. His long-standing commitment to furthering DCCA’s mission is best seen by how he willingly does whatever he can to insure the continued strength of our organization,” said Andrea Jordan, DCCA executive director.

The William L. Combs Patron of the Arts Award was established by Darke County Center for the Arts in 1988 to recognize those who have made an exceptional contribution to cultural enrichment in our community. Previous recipients of this award include John Winters, Clara Elliott, Hance & Hester Hildebrand, Mary Frances Schultz, Jean Louise Thieme, Martha & William Benkert, Theodore O. Finnarn, Elaine & James Longfellow, Ralph & Donna Plessinger, Patricia Haines, Roberta & David Feltman, Julie & Thomas H. Graber, James & Enid Goubeaux, Julie Strait, Darryl Mehaffie, and Marilyn Delk.

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