Patrons of the Shell
What’s that button that everyone is wearing? The 2012 Patrons of the Shell (POTS) button, of course.
Profits from the sale of POTS buttons help fund the weekly Concert in the Park music series at the St. Johns City Park Performance Shell.
“The sale of these buttons is an important funding source for the concert series,” says Performance Shell Committee Chairperson Bill Tennant. “Funds from the City of St. Johns, POTS sales and passing around our “donation buckets” on Wednesday evenings is the only income we receive in order to present this concert series each summer for our community.”
Kallie Sternburgh, a local artist and St. Johns High School alumna, designed the 2012 button that depicts a Concert in the Park show at the lovely outdoor venue. Sternburgh is currently working in Baltimore, Md.
Buttons are available at each Wednesday evening concert, June 13 through Aug. 29, and at the Clinton County Arts Council’s Gallery at 215 N. Clinton Ave., in downtown St. Johns.
Patrons receive a pair of buttons for each $50 donation; donations are tax deductible.
In addition, patrons who wear POTS buttons while dining at the St. Johns Big Boy Restaurant on Wednesdays now through September will receive 10 percent off the total cost of their bill.
“The Shell Committee hopes to see a lot of the 2012 buttons worn around town on Wednesdays throughout the summer,” Tennant says.
For information call the Clinton County Arts Council, (989)224-2429.