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El Dorado Arts Council to Honor Normadene Carpenter

On Thursday, June 1, in the lovely setting of Boeger Winery, El Dorado Arts Council will inaugurate an annual award that recognizes extraordinary commitment to culture and creativity. The Arts Council will present this award to Normadene Carpenter on that day, and to honor her remarkable legacy they have designated it in perpetuity as the Normadene Carpenter Award. The event will be co-chaired by the immediate past President of the Arts Council, Emily Burton Smith, and Placerville City Councilmember Wendy Thomas. Supervisor Brian Veerkamp will serve as the master of ceremonies. Proceeds from the benefit will support the programs and services of El Dorado Arts Council, which include programs for young people and veterans, support for artists and arts organizations, and rotating exhibitions at the Fausel House Gallery. The event is open to the public; tickets are $50 per person and may be purchased online at, or at the Arts Council office, 772 Pacific Street in Placerville. For more information, contact

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