Since the inception of Front and Centre Productions, Inc. in 2009 (and long before when our team operated through a local organization), one person was instrumental in the success of our programs. "Pappy Jack" Weaver was a pillar in our Front and Centre family. As a grandfather of one of our IGNITE cast members, Jack became a "Pappy" to all of us! Jack was our lead construction coordinator for all of our IGNITE shows until 2013 when heart disease sadly took Jack from our earthly world. In May of 2014, Front and Centre made the decision to create a "HOME" at 213 North Front Street in Philipsburg for all activities. To honor Jack's dedication to FAC and his love of all of the kids, it was decided to name the new space after him - The John E. Weaver Center for Visual and Performing Arts...or, lore lovingly called "Pappy Jack's Place." Check out the before and after pictures below.
In addition to housing all FAC activities, Pappy Jack's Place is also available to rent for parties or other special gatherings. Rates are just $50 for 2 hours, $75 for half day, or $100 for full day. Contact us today to reserve Pappy Jack's Place for your next event!
This is a picture from the Grand Opening of Pappy Jack's Place. From (l) Stephen Switala, FAC Executive Director, Michael Pipe, Centre County Commissioner, Mark McCracken, Clearfield County Commissioner, PJ Monella, Grandson, Margaret Anne Weaver, wife, Ellen Monella, daughter, John Weaver, son, Julie Houston, FAC Board Member, Scott Conklin, PA State Representative
In Loving Memory of:
John E. Weaver
9/1/1934 - 7/15/2013
Before (LEFT) Current (ABOVE) A lot has changed at Pappy Jack's Place since May 2014...we are excited to see what is next!
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