Following the Clara Ford 150th birthday celebration, the Richmond Hill Historical Society recently presented a $4,615 check to Arts on the Coast.
The money was raised from donated art that was auctioned off at the event.
"It was very generous of the artists to contribute original pieces to our art auction at the Clara Ford 150th gala," Paige Glazer, vice president of the Richmond Hill Historical Society, said. "Our event was so successful for the historical society that we wanted to give back by donating the full auction proceeds to Arts on the Coast, also a nonprofit, community-minded organization."
In addition to the Arts on the Coast art auction, the April 23 events included a trolley tour that showcased Henry Ford’s Southern town, led by author and historian Buddy Sullivan; three trolley tours that visited the Ford Plantation; and an evening gala attended by 250 people.
All events benefited the society’s preservation fund.
"The Richmond Hill Historical Society values the work of Arts on the Coast. Their images really capture life on the Georgia coast, both past and present. Their work, whether on display in public buildings or in private homes, serves as an educational tool for children and adults," said Christy Sherman, president of the society.