Just a several months ahead of its 50th annual Arts & Crafts Competition, the Temple Terrace Arts Council has gained nearly a $12,000 donation from the spouse and children of Marjorie Schine, a longtime and beloved Temple Terrace group volunteer and activist.
Schine, who passed absent in 2013, was just one of the founders of the Arts & Craft Pageant.
Michael Schine, her son and head of the Clark-Schine Loved ones Basis, made the donation. Not only is the Arts & Craft Pageant celebrating its 50th 12 months, this 12 months his mom would have celebrated her 100th birthday.
The actual volume of the donation was $11,623 … for 11-6-23, the day Schine was born.
“She did a whole lot during her lifetime, and this is the way the family members would like to recall her on what would be her 100th birthday,” stated Sharon Gaskin, the very first vice president in cost of charitable and sponsorships. “So that’s what we’re performing.”
The Arts & Crafts Festival title sponsorship commonly charges $2,500, so the donation is major for the function, which will be held Nov. 11-12 at historic Woodmont Park.
“That is a extremely big donation for us to receive,” Gaskin said. “We’re really blessed.”
Gaskin reported the two-day competition draws about 6,000 persons and costs approximately $30,000 to place on just about every year. Those people charges include things like factors like protection, moveable restrooms and bands that will participate in throughout the occasion and give it much more of a festival feeling.
The Arts Council, a nonprofit committed to bringing arts and society to the Temple Terrace community, also provides absent $5,000 in prize money to artists as the Arts & Crafts Pageant, as very well as keeping other situations and making other contributions throughout the calendar year.
While sponsorship donations go to all those people prices, the sizable donation in Schine’s honors will allow for for an additional award this calendar year.
“We definitely are heading to have a new award, which will be the Margie Schine Award,” Gaskin explained. “That’s a person issue I know for guaranteed we are likely to do. Anything else might occur out of all this as nicely, for the reason that I consider there will be money to do extra.”
Schine was instrumental in the creation and good results of the Arts & Craft Competition. She also was domestically revered for her other efforts, like saving the Woodmont Clubhouse.
The city’s oldest making courting to 1910, the Woodmont Clubhouse, was formerly a horse steady, a schoolhouse and home for the city’s summer arts and crafts applications. But the city elected to abandon it, in advance of Schine stepped in.
She rallied regional teams, principally the Temple Terrace Woman’s Club, the Temple Terrace Junior Woman’s Club and the Temple Terrace Back garden Club, to raise plenty of income to renovate it into a group center in 1979.
All three clubs nonetheless phone the Woodmont Clubhouse property. Schine was president of the Woodmont Clubhouse Association for 10 decades and served as a board member for 30 years.
The clubhouse and park continue to be a well-known area for conferences and weddings, and is managed by the Woodmont Association, which is comprised of the a few clubs that are responsible for preserving it and keeping it (whilst technically it is nonetheless owned by the metropolis).
Woodmont Park continues to be the website for the Arts & Crafts Competition.
The Arts & Crafts Pageant is cost-free to the public. For extra information and facts, visit TempleTerraceArtsCouncil.org.