“Hot Rod” Turtle on display at the Marco Y Youth Development Center
Turtles on the Town is a county-wide community arts project featuring 50 sea turtle sculptures
Marco Island, FL November 20, 2015
The Greater Marco Family YMCA is fortunate to be chosen as a site to house one of the Turtles, art work commissioned by the Conservancy of Southwest Florida and the United Arts Council of Collier County. The art piece was placed in front of the new Youth Development Center last Thursday, November 12th and will reside there until at least March 9, 2016, when it will be auctioned off to a permanent home. Hot Rod is one of 50 turtles who are sealed and clear coated to withstand the weather. Consider bidding on “Hot Rod”, so he can stay here at the Marco Y.
Steve Garske and his wife, Charlotte, sponsored “Hot Rod” for the Y. “We support the Marco YMCA because we love kids and like to help in any way we can. We like the work they do and especially like that they are a Christian organization,” according to Steve. Steve’s fondness for cars started when he was a boy and he looked forward to the new model unveiling each year. Now he collects cars, first starting with a 1964 Chevy Malibu SS.
Turtles on the Town is a community arts project featuring 50 sea turtle sculptures based on a bronze created by the late artist Kathy Spalding. Turtles have been embellished by local artists and are on display throughout Collier County. For more information go to TurtlesOnTheTown.com. Ultimately buyers will have a chance to bid on a turtle at the Turtles on the Town Gala, May 9, 2016 at the Conservancy of Southwest Florida Nature Center.
The Greater Marco Family YMCA is an inclusive organization of men, women and children joined together by a shared commitment to nurturing the potential of kids, promoting healthy living and fostering a sense of social responsibility. We know that lasting personal and social change comes about when we all work together. That’s why, at the Y, strengthening community is our cause. Every day, we work side-by-side with our community and neighbors to make sure that everyone, regardless of age, income or background, has the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive.
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