STMA thanks community for successful fund-raising event, “d’Art Shadows,” Oct. 26

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To the Editor:

I’m flat worn out after STMA’s Halloween fund-raising bash, d’Art Shadows!  It was amazing!  Great thanks go to:

Event Sponsors, including Aurum Studios, Madison Studios, Crooked Pines Farm, Greg Strelecki Photography, Morgan County Citizen, Smith Communications, WDDK Dock 103.9;

Suppliers, including Madison Fitness Center’s Zumbies, Save Room for Seconds Caterers, Rogers Entertainment, Madison Artists Guild;

Celebrity costume contestants; Generous donors to our Silent-as-the-Grave Auction; d’Art Shadows Committee, including Katie Wibell, Claudia Davis, Cathy Whitcomb, Ginnie Small, Pamala Tomany, Lydia Ivanditti, and Ernest Rogers;

Volunteers, including Connie Cooke, Joyce Thomas, Jill Connolly, Jane Crawshaw, Nancy  Vaughan, Anne Gilleland, Ken Davis, Chuck Conner, Preston Small, Karen and Peter Wibell, Bob Lofgren;

And staff, including Lisa Conner, Ashley and Brandy Meyers.

Congratulations to Celebrity Costume Contest winners, Emmie and Mickey Smock, who, with the other 14 celebs, garnered the Museum’s Arts Outreach Programs for kids an amazing $4,200.  Way to go Tom Holland, AKA Julius Caesar, the People’s Choice Winner for best guest costume!  Jane Harvey won the gorgeous hand-hammered sterling silver and freshwater pearl cuff bracelet from Aurum Studios.

We at the Steffen Thomas Museum of Art are so humbled by the support we received for this endeavor to raise money for our kids’ programs.  The final amount raised has yet to be tabulated at this writing, but the event was a big success.  By the photographic evidence of the evening and the response from the crowd, this party will definitely be on our calendar next year so get your costumes ready! Karen Strelecki Museum Director, Steffen Thomas Museum of Art Via e-mail

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