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Center for Creative Education Spring Luncheon
03/29/2012 - By Palm Beach, FL

Center for Creative Education Spring Luncheon

The sun was shining as more than 250 guests gathered at the oceanfront home of Steve Myers for the 13th Annual Center for Creative Education Spring Luncheon, “Discover Your Heritage.”

As the breeze rolled off the beach, attendees were all smiles listening to Ms. Lipinski’s third grade students from Hidden Oaks Elementary School present “The Ellis Island Effect,” a visual, musical and theatrical program showcasing what they’ve learned through assistance from CCE this spring.

As guests entered the Luncheon, they were welcomed by students who took them through the “living museum” they created over the past 10 weeks with guidance from CCE teaching artist, Ronni Gerstel. Guests were encouraged to put pins on a map representing their ancestry while the students gave them a history lesson about their handmade, eight-foot tall paper mache Statue of Liberty. The afternoon created the perfect opportunity for guests to see and hear firsthand how CCE collaborates with local schools to infuse arts into the classroom curriculum.

Kenn Karakul and Talbott Maxey were co-chairs for CCE’s Spring Luncheon.Center for Creative Education’s Spring Luncheon presenting sponsors were Fite Shavell & Associates and Jack Elkins & Bunny Hiatt. Gold sponsors were Mrs. Lollie Stone, Margaret & John Shaffer and Sheila & Nathaniel Crosby; and James Held & Kenn Karakul Charitable Foundation. Silver sponsors were J.P. Morgan Chase and Paula Butler. Bronze sponsors were Alice Z. Pannill and Dan and Mary Stanton. Patron sponsors were Michael and Barbara Crimi, Carolyn Jenkins Jaeger, Ray Lucchetti, Blanche McCoun, Gordon McCoun, Sam and Anita Michaels, Smith and Moore Architects, James Tigani Jr. and Weeks & Calloway. Raffle sponsors were Provident Jewelry and Seaman Schepps.

Photos: Christopher Fay

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