Executive director Julie Crouch presented Cross Timbers Fine Arts Council's annual report and budget at Tuesday's city council meeting. She expressed CTFAC's gratitude for the ongoing support of both the city and its council for the organization and its programs.

“For over 30 years, we have continued our mission to make the arts accessible and to present fine art events that inspire, educate and entertain our citizens,” she told members of the council.

Crouch outlined events held by CTFAC in order to promote cultural tourism. In addition to the annual fundraising events such as “Ragin' Cajun,” the “Christmas Tour of Homes and the “Taste of Cross Timbers,” CTFAC sponsors or co-sponsors as many as 20 arts-related events throughout the year in an effort to promote local awareness of the visual and preforming arts.

Crouch continued to enumerate the many programs made available in a bid to achieve and maintain the goals of CTFAC founder, Connie Birdsong, including events that will take place in upcoming months.

The report and accompanying budget were accepted as presented by Crouch and were passed by unanimous vote. Mayor Kenny Weldon expressed his admiration for the work of the CTFAC, Crouch and executive assistant Clint Billingsley.

“You have done great work to guide the vision of Mrs. Birdsong,” Mayor Weldon said.