COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - Friends, co-workers and students gathered to recognize Ron Anderson at the Springer Opera House tonight, January 5.
Anderson, director of the Theatre Academy and Children's Theatre at the Springer, announced his retirement in summer 2014. Since 1997, he taught more than 1,000 area kids and directed as well as acted in many plays on the Springer stage.
Last October, Anderson was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.
He will step down this summer, after a final season with the Theatre Academy, and spend time with family and his son Max.