2018 Hero 1: Ed Pope
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2018 Hero Story 1 – Ed Pope: The following story was submitted by community member Trudy Ellerbeck.
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According to Trudy: I would like to nominate Ed Pope for his dedication and effort to bring arts and community gardens into the City’s east side communities.
His efforts were ceaseless when facing the obstacles of lack of venues and unfulfilled commitments. In spite of those challenges, Ed welcomed art students into his home to complete his teaching sessions and took his classes to new venues. He didn’t allow his energies to be limited by District boundaries and welcomed students from throughout the east side and worked with others to deliver opportunities.