Sold-out fundraiser gives jump-start to WWAC's Scholarship Fund

Violinist Mary Beth Ions entertains guests during the W-WAC fundraiser at Dadonna’s on April 21.

The arts were the catalyst, a feast of food provided incentive, and the result was a sold-out gathering of amiable people enjoying “A Spring Celebration and Feast.”

The Westlake-Westshore Arts Council’s successful fundraiser held April 21 at Dadonna’s Fine Italian Restaurant in Westlake, not only endorsed the group’s dedication to provide art programing in the community, but gave thrust to its newly established Scholarship Fund.

The afternoon affair received sponsorship from public officials, businesses and countless community members who support expression through the arts. The entertaining talents of violinist Mary Beth Ions added to the spirited mood of the audience, which included Westlake Mayor Dennis Clough, his wife Virginia and newly retired Westlake Planning Director Robert Parry and his wife Laura.

Patt Long, W-WAC president, expressed her deep appreciation to her hard-working committee and the many others who collaborated to color this event delightful, as well as successful.

When the Council raises $10,000 needed to endow its Arts Scholarship fund, it can be administered, promoted and managed by the Cleveland Foundation and the W-WAC can begin awarding yearly scholarships at its board’s discretion.

Louise Seeholzer

Publicist for Westlake-Westshore Arts Council

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Volume 5, Issue 9, Posted 10:43 AM, 04.30.2013