For Immediate Release
Giving Tree Raised Over $35,000 for Art Scholarships
The Giving Tree Project was a collaborative effort involving The Friends of Ely Park, Niece Lumber, Rago Auctions, and many very accomplished area artists and woodworkers. Slabs of a London planetree that once stood in Ely Parker was milled, kiln-dried, and offered to the very talented artists who volunteered to make works of art for auction. The auction raised over $35,000 for the Jim Hamilton Memorial Shad Fest Scholarship. The scholarship assists high school seniors who seek to pursue a career in the arts and is now including the culinary arts.
It is with great appreciation The Friends of Ely Park wish to thank the following artists and woodworkers for their generous contributions: Mira Nakashima, Carter Sio, David Wilson Antick, Jeffrey Greene Design Studio, David Robinson Natural Edge, Birdie Miller Designs, Gene Salerno Funk and Junk, Shaun Smith Rustic Red Door, Mark Sfirri, Ed Murphy, John Landis, Michael Oates, Robert Beck, and Ed Murphy.
Greater Lambertville Chamber of Commerce
PO Box 210, Lambertville, NJ 08530