A Holiday in the City opens December 5
Large collection of porcelain buildings and figures gifted by Chris and Gary Reed
A Holiday in the City is drawn from a collection of porcelains donated to the Tulare County Office of Education Foundation by Tulare County Board of Education President Chris Reed and her husband, Gary. Mrs. Reed, who serves as a trustee representing the Porterville area, has been collecting the porcelains for over 25 years. “As the collection grew, we began to think about how we could share it,” said Mrs. Reed. “By donating it to the TCOE Foundation, we know that children of all ages can enjoy the village scenes each year during the holidays.”
The exhibition will open to the public on Monday, December 5, and remain on display through December 29. The public is welcome to visit the free exhibition Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. A Holiday in the City will be open 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. December 27-29 and closed Saturdays and Sundays, and December 23 and 26. The TCOE Administration Building and Conference Center is located at 6200 S. Mooney Blvd. in Visalia. No reservations are required.
“We are so grateful for the Reed’s gift of these charming pieces of art,” said Tulare County Superintendent of Schools Jim Vidak. “We hope that parents and grandparents will take the opportunity to bring their children to experience the warmth and magic of A Holiday in the City.”
For more information about A Holiday in the City, call Marlene Moreno at (559) 733-6302.
Tim A. Hire, County Superintendent of Schools
Tulare County Office of Education
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