Having a heART for the community
CUBB (Citizens United for a Better Bridgeport) is extending a warm and gracious thanks to one of its own humanitarians, Art Roper, a gentleman with an extraordinary heart and many talents.
Roper has been a mainstay for Bridgeport’s Christmas parades for 31 years, expecting nothing and giving everything. He arrives early and devotes many hours to the job of DJ, emcee, announcer of the floats and any other role that he sees a need to step into at any given moment.
Roper gives of his time not only during this all-important date each year, but also at many other times. He plays drums at his church. He has served on the mission field in Guatemala. He is a member of the Jaycees. He works on the committee for the Trail of Tears. Roper’s Sound Production has provided services for such performers as Exile, Confederate Railroad, Rhonda Vincent, The Rave, Ricky Skaggs, Bryan White and others.
Roper and his wife, Melissa, reside in Bridgeport. The couple have three children: Judd, Jazz and Jacy. They are also very proud grandparents. He has always remained close with his father, Charles Roper, and his sister, Cindy Roper Cagle. Thank you, Art Roper, with heartfelt appreciation and love from your hometown of Bridgeport. We are so proud to call you ours.