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Handcrafted Art Donated To OTC Foundation for June 5 Gala

Tommy Nimmer, Okefenokee Technical College Foundation trustee and Farmers & Merchants Bank president (Homerville), recently presented Cindy Tanner, OTC Foundation director, with a beautiful walking cane and a uniquely gorgeous flint knife for the silent auction at the Foundation’s Gritz & Glitz Gala. According to Nimmer, Mike Rogers crafts all of his works from natural materials that he finds in the woods, specifically the “Ole Okefenokee” of Fargo. Rogers finds and uses a Tommy Nimmer and Cindy Tannervariety of fallen treasures - deer antlers, jaw bones, wood, flint, and stone – and a crafting technique used by the Indians, a reminder of a way of life long forgotten, to make Indian art, gun racks, spears, and other pieces.  Mike’s Swamp & Indian Crafts is located in Fargo, Georgia. The cane and knife was donated by Mr. & Mrs. Nimmer to help raise funds that will benefit OTC students through academic scholarships, special assistance programs, and program support. The items will be on display at the gala. “The event promises to be a lot of fun,” stated Tanner, “and we sincerely appreciate Mr. Nimmer and all of our supporters who help make this fundraiser a success each year.” The “Southern Affair” will begin at 6:30 p.m. June 5 at the downtown depot in Waycross. In addition to opportunities to bid on auction items, guests will be eligible for cash prizes, including a $5,000 grand prize, and other gifts. Rhythm Oil will provide music for dancing and entertainment. For sponsorship or ticket information, call Cindy Tanner at 287-5829.

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Tommy Nimmer (left) presents locally handcrafted pieces made by Mike Rogers to Cindy Tanner, OTC Foundation director, for the Gritz & Glitz Gala.

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