To fulfill big dreams by providing unlimited opportunities for instilling pride, stimulating economic elevation, and to preserve and promote our home town heritage for future generations.
Impact Summary from the Nonprofit 2011-12 Milesones and Accomplishments Our major fund raiser, the Masquerade Celery Ball was March 12, 2011. We crowned our King and Queen - Mr. Ken Martin and Queen - Ms. Dodi Baker. They raised over $25,000 for Creative Sanford, Inc. and more has been raised throughout the year. The original play for Celery Soup, Florida's Folk Life Play, "Touch and Go" was performed in March and October/November 2011 to more than 5000 people. We have retired this play and are working on a new production for Fall 2012. Creative Sanford, Inc. was honored to be one of four presenters at Florida's 84th Annual League of Cities Conference. We received a Tribute from the Florida House of Representatives and received the first Cultural Preservation Award from the City of Sanford and the Historic Trust for preserving the oral histories of the citizens. We continue to raise money through Grants and sponsorships from corporations, foundations and individuals. We recieved grants from Seminole Cultural Arts Council, United Arts of Central Florida, the City of Sanford's Community Redevelopment Agency, Aarons, State Farm, Paulucci Family Foundation, and others for over $24,000. We are actively applying for more grants in 2012. Interviews for stories of the community are ongoing for many years to come. We have had our first workshop for the interviewer to learn how to get the best stories. We plan interviews, workshops and Tea and Tell's for 2012 We designed, printed and distributed marketing materials to all the markets we are targeting in the United States. We are promoting the County and cities thru this marketing plan and showing the video to civic and service groups throughout the area. Goals for 2012: Find land or a building to develope our theater; sustainability; continue collection oral histories from the residents; promoting livability and be an economic driver for Seminole County residents.
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