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Thank you, Fred Close

Fred Close, long time friend and supporter of Rabbit Run Community Arts Association, passed away, Monday, September 17, 2018.  For over 20 years Fred was a very familiar face at Rabbit Run helping with projects, serving on the board of trustees, as well as a Board Member Emeritus, and beautifying the theater grounds with his wood sculptures.  His presence at Rabbit Run will be keenly missed.

"Fred was an international businessman who had the opportunity to travel the world. In the late 1980’s he decided to settle in the small town of Madison and with his philanthropic spirit he would lend his talents as an artist. For several decades the people of Madison have enjoyed his sculptures. He loved working with school children as a frequent guest art teacher. Fred was instrumental in bringing the local churches together to create the Madison Food Center and was awarded the 2006 Man of the Year by the Madison Perry Chamber of Commerce for his philanthropic work. He was proud of the work he did to form the Friends of Stanton Park and was a Board Member Emeritus at Rabbit Run Community Arts Association". (Reprinted from the Fred Close Obituary, Behm Family Funeral Homes)

Photo:  Fred Close shown with his wife, Angela, on the grounds of Rabbit Run Theater.

Rabbit Run Community Arts Association | 49 Park Street Madison, Ohio 44057 (mail received here)
5648 W. Chapel Rd., Madison, OH 44057 (Theater)
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