The Circus Arts Conservatory CAC Touching Hearts in Local Community; Build-a-Circus Celebrates 10 Years of First-Grade Fun With $5,000 Grant; Dazzling Diamond Winners Make a Matching Pair; ODA Students Give 300+ Volunteer Hours During ‘Fearless’; The 2015 Summer Circus Spectacular Is Not To Be Missed!
MCF Board Member Micheline Silverman presents a $5,000 check to CAC Education Outreach staff members Karen Bell and Robin Eurich.
Build-a-Circus Celebrates 10 Years of First-Grade Fun With $5,000 Grant
The Jay K. Turner Fund of the Manatee Community Foundation recently awarded a $5,000 grant to the Circus Arts Conservatory Education Program to support the
Circus fun at Rowlett Academy.
Build-a-Circus program at Rowlett Academy for the Arts and Communication in Bradenton, Florida. The 2015-16 school year will be the 10th year that CAC Education Outreach will provide the service for Rowlett Academy.
CAC’s Outreach and Education Manager Karen Bell said, “We go into the school seven weeks in advance, work with the entire first grade and teaching team to create circus ‘acts’ including simple juggling, magic, clowning and more.” This year’s program will culminate in a performance under the Circus Sarasota Big Top in February 2016. Thanks to MCF for the generous funding to help us bring circus arts fun to local schools!
Dazzling Diamond Winners Make a Matching Pair
The Diamond Raffle Prize for the 2015 Circus Arts Gala was awarded this year to a loving husband/wife team with two decades of marriage, and the prize was doubled by the winner’s spouse!
A dazzling ½ carat round diamond worth $1,500 was presented to lucky winner Tess Koncick to the delight of her husband Don Malawsky. Don is a former CAC Board Member and a true romantic. In a surprise development, he doubled his wife’s win with a matching diamond to make a pair of beautiful earrings for Tess!
Don Malawski and Tess Koncick with their diamond prize.
The brilliant diamond prize was donated by the I Do Ring Boutique of Sarasota, Florida. Boutique owner Adora Thompson said she is thrilled with the raffle outcome. “Tess and Don are such a cute couple! They are celebrating their 20th wedding anniversary this year.” Hearty congratulations to Don and Tess from all of us at the Circus Arts Conservatory, and a big thank you to I Do Diamond Boutique.
ODA Students Give 300+ Volunteer Hours During ‘Fearless’
Students from the Out of Door Academy in Lakewood Ranch donated more than 300 volunteer hours as ushers during the 2015 Circus Sarasota winter production “Fearless”. Pictured left to right on opening night are ODA Student volunteers Caroline Coburn and Ashley DeBartolo, King of the High Wire Nik Wallenda, volunteer Amara Merritt, Ringmaster Joseph Domenick Bauer, volunteer Alexa DeBartolo, wire walker Blake Wallenda and Volunteer Liaison for the ODA/CAC Partnership Anika Pack.