Emily McClaine 0

We need to keep Aspire YPA's homebase!

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I am aware that in the ongoing court proceedings of Tamara Hale vs. Nathan Hale, the property at 173 Quail Run Drive, Defiance MO has been proposed as an asset under contention.

Aspire Youth Performing Arts, a non-profit company, submits that it has a third-party interest in the property. It has been listed as the company address since Aspire YPA was founded, in 2018. As such, it has been used, and will continue to be used, as a location for performance rehearsals, and teaching classes and summer camps. Secondly, it has been, and will continue to be, a working location for construction and organization of our large stage sets and props. Thirdly, it has been, and will continue to be, a long-term storage location for said large stage sets, props, dance equipment, and costumes. Without this location, Aspire Youth Performing Arts would be unable to continue classes and summer camps, or construct and store sets, without considerable expense.

Utilization of this property has saved tens of thousands of dollars in rental costs and monthly storage fees, keeping its over-head well below the acceptable 25% rate for nonprofit organizations, allowing the majority of all donations and proceeds to be returned to the youth and families through Aspire Youth Performing Arts.

As a member of the community, I have been involved with Aspire YPA activities, and have an interest in seeing the company continue to provide performance opportunities to children in our area. This property is a major asset that should continue to function as General Headquarters for Aspire YPA.

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