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Windmore is Having an Event to Honor Dorothy Simmons Skelton on January 23, 2015

(Entertainment to be provided by THE SILVER TONES SWING BAND & their own ANDREWS SISTERS TRIO)


Windmore Foundation for the Arts is having a special event to honor Dorothy Simmons Skelton. She was a long term resident of Culpeper and contributed her time and efforts to establish art exhibits for our community.

Dorothy Skelton and her husband John were also involved with many other community events. In 1948 and 1949 Dorothy served as a civilian government employee and worked on the Monuments Men Project. She wrote a book about the Simmons family and her involvement with this government project is validated in her book.

On January 23, 2015 at 6:00 PM there will be a reception at the State Theatre. Sponsors will receive tickets to the reception in the black box theatre, and can enjoy food, soft drinks, music from the World War II era, and hear Dorothy’s friends and family present interesting information about her life. All sponsors will receive free raffle tickets and early admission to the art sale. In addition they will be invited to join the public for a free viewing of The Monuments Men movie in the main theatre. (Pictured to the left is Julie Bushong of the Culpeper County Library).

A show and sale of Dorothy Skelton’s art will be open to the public in the main lobby of the State Theatre from 6:45 PM to 7:15 PM on January 23. Raffle tickets will be available before the event and that evening for $1.00 per ticket or 6 tickets for $5.00. The top three raffle winners will each receive a framed, signed picture from the Dorothy Skelton collection. The drawing will be the night of the reception, after the movie.

If you own any of Dorothy Skelton’s art and would like to allow us to display the picture in the black box theatre January 23, 2015, please contact Fran Cecere at 540-825-2890 or via email at fran_cecere@yahoo.com.

For more information about this event, call 540-547-4333 or see our webpage: windmorefoundation.org. You can become a sponsor at the $100, $250, or $500 level by mailing a check to: Windmore Foundation at PO Box 38, Culpeper, Va. 22701. You can also donate on line on our webpage. Any profits beyond the event expenses will be applied to the Windmore Scholarship fund in honor of Dorothy Skelton and Millie Lane.

We also invite anyone who would like to talk about some interesting aspect of Dorothy Skelton’s life to contact us before January 20, 2015.

After the event at the State Theatre, there will be a week long show and sale of the Skelton collection at Village Frameworks, 206 South Main St, Culpeper.