Thursday, January 5, 2017
Upcoming Spring Auction to We Care Arts
Have you wondered what exciting opportunities will lead us into the new year? We Care Arts has developed an exciting relationship with Bockrath Flooring and Rugs! For the second year, the Bockrath Cares Design Challenge has asked our clients to design rugs. Then Bockrath selects their favorite and creates it. The rug will be auctioned off at our Spring Auction event on March 10, 2017.
Our last year’s winner of the initial Bockrath Cares Design Challenge was Nicholas Tapley, a student from Stebbins High School. He was very thrilled that his rug design won the contest, and Bockrath personally made him a slightly smaller rug with his design, which delighted him. When presented with the rug, he said, “I am on the top of the earth!” His parents were so happy and grateful and the whole experience made the people from Bockrath cry!
This year’s winner is a student of We Care Arts who attends Stivers High School. (We’re not saying who since we will surprise the lucky winner with the announcement and rug presentation at a later date, but before the Spring Auction). The rug is still moving from the initial design to a computer model ready to be manufactured, and we can’t wait to see it! It is such a thrill for our students to be singled out for their creativity and being rewarded for their hard work!
Our 25th annual We Care Arts’ Spring Auction is on Friday March 10 at the Presidential Banquet Center in Kettering. The fun-filled evening will feature a terrific dinner, and a silent auction with dozens of fabulous gift baskets from which to choose. This year’s live auction will include a chance to bid on a beautiful rug, designed by WCA high school client and created by Bockrath Carpets, a get-a-way vacation, and much more! Last year, the auction raised over $60,000, which helped over 1,300 adults and children with disabilities realize their personal potential through art. Call We Care Arts at 937-252-3937 for tickets and more information.
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