CCAC to Honor Shultz
The Clay County Arts Council, Inc. will close the 2012-2013 season on Saturday with a glorious gala honoring Mrs. Demetra Shultz of Rector. The thirteenth annual "Celebration of the Arts will begin with dinner catered by the Traveling Whisk and after end with a silent auction with lots of musical entertainment in the middle.
Mrs. Shultz is honored for her unflagging appreciation of all things art and for the support she has shown throughout the years of the arts programs in Rector's school and in the community. She was, in fact, a member of the Rector City Band many years ago when they used to give concerts at the Downtown Park. Whether it is an art show, a concert or a play, she is there.
Always there to encourage the drama students with her applause and sweet smile, Mrs. Shultz was a charter member of Rector High School's Academy Choice Awards Board to select the best performers of the year. She has continued that support with her membership in the Clay County Arts Council, never missing a production.
She was "Ma Jones" in the Labor Day Parade for many years, entertaining the crowd with her impromptu antics and as has in recent years, served as Grand Marshall for that same parade.
Entertainment for the evening will be provided by "Tapestry" a vocal quartet made up of Dana Speer, Cathy Louder, Sherry Jennings and Chrissy Pazanowski, Jerry Chilcutt, Jaimie Wilson, Lindsey Ford and Meleia (Utley) Lewis. Glenna Bookout will read and original poem. Mistresses of Ceremony will be Sydney Simmons and Barbi Anderson.
Part of the evening festivities will be the CCAC's semi-annual silent auction which funds the scholarships given to deserving students each year from the three high schools in Clay County. This year's scholarship winners were: Jim Copelin from Piggott, who received the Joey Pruett Scholarship in music, Jesse Studdard of Rector, for visual arts, Amber Christensen of Corning, for visual arts, Joshua Stone of Piggott for music and Sydney Simmons of Rector, the Overall Arts Scholarship winner.
The following are the merchants in Rector and Piggott who have donated items for the silent auction: Feather Your Nest, Moose Resin statue; Sugar Creek Kids, Beach bags and sunglasses; Treasure Chest, bracelet; Legacy Equipment, John Deere metal cast tractor; Hemingway-Pfeiffer Museum and Education Center, gift basket; Piggott Florist, red, white and blue wreath; Historic Downtown Inn, night for two; Jones Furniture, table lamp; Baker Equipment, IH metal cast combine; Piggott Community Hospital, gift basket; Hog-Wild BBQ, gift certificate; MadPies Tea Room, gift certificate; Piggott Diner, gift certificate; Round House Hobbies, metal cast Shelby Ford Mustang; Sue's Flowers, gift certificate; Regions Bank, gift basket; Exterior Solutions, gift certificate; International Tours, gift certificate; Flash Mart (Rector), gift certificate; Genny's Kitchen, large pizza; Barbara and Sherland Hamilton, two Razorback paintings; Clay County Times Democrat, one-year subscription; Gail Ford, original oil painting; Janet Manchester, vase; Glen Sain Motors, oil change; Wise Company, boat seat; Wilson Outdoors, gift certificate; Dollar General (Rector), standing grill; Ed's Alley Auto, two oil changes; National Pawn, Rigid 6 gal wet/dry vac; Mosley Auto Parts (Napa), gift certificate; Rector Downtown Drug, bookends; Sheryl Crow, t-shirt; Now & Then; Liberty Bank (Rector), door decoration; Above and Beyond, gift certificate; Sol Sisters (Rector and Corning), gift certificate; Suzy's Beauty Shop, gift box; Piggott Arts and Craft, wreath; Glam-R-Us, gift box; David Copelin, Atty., gift certificate for two wills; Cat's Candy, box of candy; The Shop Salon and Spa, massage by Ashley Jones. These generous donors have provided more than $3000 worth of merchandise to support CCAC scholarships.
The evening promises to be fun, entertaining and delicious. Dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m.
The CCAC is committed to: Conducting combined fundraising for the organization, presenting the arts in area schools, developing proprietary arts experiences and acting as a clearing house for the arts.