The Plantation Wildlife Arts Festival is donating money raised from the festival this past year as a way to thank the cultural center for its support. Thomasville Cultural Center officials say they're excited to have some extra finances to keep the fine arts alive in Thomasville.
Barbara Cohenour is the center's executive director, and she said, "Schools have had to cut back on their spending. I think the fine arts have suffered, and so children are able to come here for performances."
Annie Burke teaches art at Cross Creek Elementary, and she added, "Children need to be taught what art is, how to appreciate it, how to criticize it, how to understand it, so it makes us more well rounded people."
Thomasville Cultural Center officials say their main goal with this money is to provide art education programs for all children in Thomas County.