Local News: HFAC Nominated for Best Theatre Group for Kids Houston

Posted by: Falcon78on 2009/7/10 9:40:00 1519 reads
The Houston Family Arts Center (HFAC) announced that it has been nominated for Nickelodeon’s Parentsconnect Parents’ Picks Award for Best Theatre Group for Kids in Houston...

Nickelodeon's ParentsConnect, the online resource for parenting advice and community, is allowing parents to pick the best of their local communities with its second annual Parents' Picks Awards. Users can vote online for nominees until July 15, and ParentsConnect will announce the winners online on Aug. 15. The 2009 award winners will be featured on ParentsConnect throughout the year.

“We’re honored to receive another nomination from this great organization,” said Bob Clark, HFAC Executive Director. “We were pleased to be selected by parents in Houston as the 2008 Parents' Picks Award winner for Best Artsy Class for Teens in Houston.”

The Parents' Picks Awards will identify winners in 52 major U.S. cities. Categories include: best museum for families; best toy store; best playground/park; and more. Users can vote for nominees online at www.parentsconnect.com/parentspicks until July 15 to help determine the "top picks" in their city.

Clark continued, “We appreciate the support that parents give our organization. Our new rehearsal studio at 10760 Grant Road allowed us to open our HFAC Actors’ Academy earlier this year. We are now able to offer a full range of classes and workshops for children, teens, and adults.”

Parents' Picks businesses are nominated based on recommendations from Nickelodeon's local city editors that live and work in the cities they cover, in conjunction with the sites' user feedback. User votes ultimately determine the winning venues in 30 different categories.

ParentsConnect features the tagline "We're not perfect, we're parents." Nickelodeon's ParentsConnect is the online resource providing parenting advice and community, celebrating the reality of parenthood and making parents' lives easier. Geared towards parents with kids of all ages, from babies to teens, the site offers unique features like personalized profiles that help parents connect with each other; advice from top-tier parenting experts; a digital multi-media scrapbook; seasonal crafts, recipes and activities; a weekly meal-planner; a weekly newsletter focusing on the behavior and development of your child; and guest celebrity editorials. Each age-related section on the site provides users with daily content to help them through both large and small parenting challenges.

The Houston Family Arts Center is a non-profit 501(c) 3 organization established to provide a fun outlet for creative community involvement through the production of high-quality, family-friendly, affordable entertainment. Their core values are: Fun, Integrity, Excellence, Respect, Family, Diversity, Teamwork and Love. HFAC has produced 22 high-quality, family-friendly shows since its inception only three years ago.