MOUNT MORRIS — Mount Morris Career and Technical Education Center’s metal trades program annual metal sculpture auction will take place June 2nd and benefit Suzanne’s Comfort Care Home.
Students have been working tirelessly for weeks to create stunning sculptures that will be auctioned off to raise money for Suzanne’s Comfort Care Home, a two-bed home for the terminally ill located in Perry, the only facility of its kind located in Wyoming County, New York.
“On behalf of Suzanne’s Comfort Care Home, we are honored to be a part of this endeavor. This has been one of the most exciting and rewarding projects that I’ve ever been involved in,” said Suzanne Koson-Schuster, Executive Director. “Working with Olie Olson and his students has been a very enlightening experience for all of us at Suzanne’s Comfort Care Home.”
The sculptures will be on display at The Club at Silver Lake beginning May 29 until the auction on June 2. The sculptures, which are all nature-themed, stand several feet high. Examples include a bear and bees, a porcupine, a set of cowboy boots, an eagle, a life-size horse, and even a few sea serpents. Art students from Perry High School have painted many of the sculptures.
“The students are excited about the cause and the sculptures really reflect their talents. I’m very proud of the work they’ve done this semester,” said Olie Olson, Metal Trades Instructor.
The auction will take place Saturday, June 2 at 6:00 p.m. at The Club at Silver Lake, 3820 Club Rd, Perry, New York 14530. Tickets for the auction are $10.00 per person and can be purchased at the following locations:
Suzanne’s Comfort Care Home
167 Main Street North, Perry
Tompkins Bank of Castile
102 North Center Street, Perry
18 South Federal Street, Perry
The Club at Silver Lake
3796 Club Road, Perry
Suzanne’s Comfort Care Home (SCCH) is a two-bed home for the terminally ill where they can live out their life at no cost to them or their families. SCCH is run by a staff of volunteers and operates through donations received from individuals, businesses, grants, bequests, service organizations, memorials, and fundraising events. SCCH does not receive any reimbursements from insurance, Medicare, or Medicaid.
The Mount Morris Career and Technical Education Center is a program of the Genesee Valley Educational Partnership. The Partnership operates as a Board of Cooperative Educational Services offering shared programs and services to 22 component school districts located in Genesee, Wyoming, Livingston and Steuben counties in New York state.