Linda Farrar or “Miss Linda”, as she is affectionately known by her students, owned and taught classes at Dancer’s Workshop. She was also the co-founder of the Yuma Ballet Theatre and taught dance & gymnastics at Kofa High School in the 1970s. In the early 1980s, Miss Linda was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis and even though her MS often left her fatigued and confined to her motorized wheelchair, Miss Linda continued to share her love of the art of dance and acrobatics. Alongside her daughter, Myriah, she helped teach jazz, ballet, and acrobatics at the JAMS Studio. Throughout the years her mobility decreased, making living in her home very difficult. Due to the narrow doorways, hallways, kitchen, laundry room, and bathroom, the simplest tasks became exhausting to her and further added to the fatigue.
Even though times were rough in the economy our community still managed to come through for this beautiful person. We had over 100 members and community leaders come together to make this 3-year project be one of the most successful Service Project.