Jennifer L. Knox named the 2018 Bill Pelz Arts Advocacy Award winner

Jennifer L. Knox, lecturer in English, has been named the 2018 Bill Pelz Arts Advocacy Award winner by the Ames Community Arts Council. The award honors a person who promotes and encourages participation in Ames arts events at all levels: as an audience member, as a performer, or as a behind-the-scenes volunteer. The award is named for Bill Pelz, one of Ames' most enthusiastic arts advocation. While he served as Mayor of Ames from 1974-1975, he created the Ames Community Arts Council and hosted the first fundraising event for ACTORS to obtain its building on Abraham Drive. The 2018 ceremony will be Sunday, April 22, 1:30 p.m. at Octagon Center for the Arts. It's free and open to the public.