By Jesse Wood
July 18, 2012. The Town of Boone holds two cultural meetings on Friday, July 20 – one regarding the newly-formed Cultural Resources Steering Committee and another special meeting regarding the Downtown Boone Development Association’s (DBDA) progress with the Doc Watson Appalachian Theater.
The Jones House Community Center will host a “special meeting” at 9:00 a.m. with the DBDA board and the Appalachian Theater Committee.
Officials will discuss the “future of the Appalachian Theater project, identify and approve the next steps necessary in the process, and propose an outline for a seamless transition to the new organization whose mission will include the rehabilition, restoration and operation of the Appalachian Theater property.
Pilar Fotta, the Downtown Boone Coordinator, has said all along that the DBDA and Appalachian Theater Committee plan to create an nonprofit entity which would take complete possesion of the future Doc Watson Appalachian Theater.
In another meeting that might have some overlap, the Cultural Resources Steering Committee will hold its inaugural meeting at 1:00 p.m. in the Administrative Conference Room at Town Hall. The item on the agenda is as follows: “Discussion of the Cultural Resources Board and related staffing, including, but not limited to formation, function, duties, operational procedures and guidelines.”