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At the primary school of Santa Cristina and Simone Crocchi the “Castiglione Award 2013.”

At the primary school of Santa Cristina and Simone Crocchi the “Castiglione Award 2013.”

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The primary school of Santa Cristina with the work “Prese-Pet” and Simone Crocchi with his son David with the opera “Christmas Village with Grotta Azzurra” are the winners of the second contest “Presepi Artistici” organized by the Association of Tour Operators Castiglion Fiorentino. Simone Crocchi is an encore since last he had already won the sculpture by Lucio Minigrilli. “I did not expect – he said hugging her son David – I’m really happy.” Surprised teachers of the Primary School of Santa Cristina. “The idea – said the master Paolo Serafini – was born a little for fun and if you want a little’ bet: give new life to an empty bottle, that is one difference. And given the success I think we succeeded.” ”A praise – said the President of the Comprehensive ‘City of Castiglion Fiorentino’ Giovanna Fabianelli – all teachers and all the guys who created the work. The event was a just and good opportunity to rediscover the values of the community. ”  The awards were held yesterday afternoon in the Chiesa degli Scolopi in front of a large audience. Many children present along with many parents, but there were so many ordinary people especially intrigued by the initiative. The event, in fact, has achieved a great success. From December 22, the day of the inauguration, to January 6, more than 1,000 people have crossed the threshold of the Chiesa degli Scolopi. On Sunday, December 29, there was a peak with 350 visitors.  Everyone wanted to leave a little comment in the “Guest Book”. “Congratulations for the originality and beauty of these cribs!” wrote Ms. Cristina. “They really feel the true essence of Christmas!” said Franco. “Beautiful and original … congratulations to everyone!” claimed Sonia. “It ‘a concrete demonstration – said Lidia Castellucci President AOTC – That even small and simple initiatives like this can seduce visitors thus transforming the country into a center of attraction for young and old. Sure, the road is still long, but if we take all the same way I think that the goal can be achieved! “ 712 votes collected. As mentioned, the winners were in the category of hobbyists Simone and Davide Crocchi while in the category Educational Institutions Primary School in Santa Cristina. In second place for the hobbyist category were placed Marco and Teresa Cavallucci while Massimo Benigni won the third place. For the category Educational Institutions are second class E  second middle school “Dante Alighieri”, the third class B always second middle school. At the end of the awards was held auction pro Comprehensive School “City of Castiglion Fiorentino.” The proceeds will be used to support the project “Face to Faith”. This is a special platform for schools created by the Tony Blair Faith Foundation www.tonyblairfaithfoundation.org “At this time – said the Dean Fabianelli – the school needs the help of everyone. We have many projects in the pipeline but only with the active collaboration between public and private actors can achieve them.”  Filed in accordance with the “Artistic Nativity” the Association is already working to implement some of the projects that will animate the territory. “It ‘s too early to make them public – said Lidia Castellucci – but in the meantime I can say that the various initiatives undertaken last year as ‘Art in Castiglioni’ which was attended by the children of the Art School of Arezzo or collaboration with associations continue” . 2014 will therefore be a challenging year but it certainly will give much satisfaction to both partners dell’AOTC that the whole country.

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