Photo show raises $9,000 for repairs to the Bell Tower roof!

We had 220 people in attendance for the July 26th Cocktail Party and Silent Auction Fundraiser. The event, called "Extremely Mantoloking",  was a juried photography exhibit. Local photographers donated photos of their interpretation of the show's "Extremely Mantoloking" theme which were then sold during the silent auction. The proceeds go to the church to be used for the much needed repairs to the historic Bell Tower.

 In addition to the original works that were submitted to the show, a special catagory has been established for reproductions of historical photos from members of the community's archives. These photographs, although not part of the juried process, are also donated to the show and sold in the silent auction.

What an amazing amount of talent there is in our community and St. Simon-by-the-Sea is so grateful for their support of it's fundraising efforts.

The Ribbon Winners:

1st Place   Henry Dewing
"MYC @ Sunset 4th of July '09"
2nd Place  Helen Kerr   
   "After the Sail"
3rd Place   Richard Speck
"Beaton's Boat Works"

Honorable Mentions:

     Kelly Hatfield ~ "All Hands on Deck"
 Peter Fasolo ~ "MYC Reflections"
  Meredith Kender ~ "Mantoloking Red Sky"
    Henry Dewing ~ "St. Simon Sunset-Memorial Garden"
Edwin O'Malley ~ "Closed for Winter"
     Edwin O'Malley ~ "Mantoloking Bridge in Winter"
 Kate Leigh Cutler ~ "Looking South"
Cornelius Sigety ~ "Anchors Away!"
 Henry Switlik ~ Untitled
Stanley Switlik ~ Untitled

This year's judges were: Linda Hejduk, Susan Kirch and Arthur Manns Harden, AIA.  Thanks to all three for a great job.

Jane Post and Lynn O'Mealia were co-chairs of the event.  Trustee Becky Schmierer and family, and trustees Jenny Buck and Joan Wright cooked up delectable hors d'oeuvres served by summer residents Crosby and McKenzie Kapp, Blair Dewing, Kendall Speno, Hannah Kimbrough and Anna Morris.  Trustees Mark Hawkings and Stephen Foster were bartenders along with Harry O'Mealia, Julia Vaeth and Brian Kender.

This is an every other year event so the next show will be in the summer of 2011, the town of Mantoloking's Centennial year. An appropriate theme will be chosen and we look forward to another great show of original photographs and another fascinating display of historic photos as well.



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