The Gala

Cope Environmental Center’s Sticks & Stones Gala was a great success, Saturday, Aug. 25, 2018.

Thanks to the skills of Ginger Franklin Gray, Cope’s new living building, the Sustainable Education Center, was transformed into a beautiful vision of grays and greens, of sticks and stones, butterflies, and smiles on Saturday, Aug. 25.

The staff, Dana Risch, Traci Lewis, Kaitlyn Blansett, Brent Evans, Erica Hile, Amanda Jetmore, Alexandra Estes, and Regan Lowring would like to thank the gala committee (Ginger Franklin Gray , Cheri Jetmore, Patricia G. Heiny, Francie Klinge, and Pam Merchanthouse) for making the Sticks & Stones Gala one of CEC’s most beautiful events yet!

Thank you to Teri Grossman for coordinating  CEC board members to bring in a lovely dinner for the volunteer crew. Thanks to the board for all of your hard work and support. Special thanks to Roger Richert and Natalie Ripperger for being an awesome auctioneer team, Brian Kottka for the tunes, and Jen and Tom Ferrell from Radfords Meat Market & Deli for the incredible dinner.

Thank you to all our sponsors: First Bank Richmond, Bob & Susie Ferrell, Reid Health, Earlham College, Quigg Fund, West End Bank, Belden Wire and Cable Co., Barnhizer & Associates, Stults Family Dentistry, Radford’s Meat Market & Deli, Dave & Cheri Jetmore, Thor Construction Co., Boston, Bever, Klinge, Cross, & Chidester and Monarch Beverage Company. Last but definitely not least, thank you to all of the Cope volunteers for making this event happen!

Did you miss out on the Gala for the 2018 year? Check back and join us next year!

The gala is an annual celebration of Cope Environmental Center’s mission to promote the sustainable use of the earth’s resources through education, demonstration, and research! CEC specializes in environmental education for children, adults, and seniors. The health of our planet is important to us, and education is the only way to make sure that we are taking care of it properly. We need your support to help keep our community aware and actively taking care of the Earth!








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[Sponsors] Thank you to our Sticks and Stones Gala 2018 sponsors!

First Bank Richmond

Bob & Susie Ferrell

Reid Health

Earlham College

Quigg Fund

West End Bank

Belden Wire and Cable Co.

Barnhizer & Associates

Stults Family Dentistry

Radford’s Meat Market & Deli

Dave & Cheri Jetmore

Thor Construction Co.

Boston, Bever, Klinge, Cross, & Chidester

Monarch Beverage Co.