BEDFORD, N.Y. – Bedford resident Lugwig Dochtermann, who raised three children who went through the Bedford Central School District, is offering a creative response to the district’s call for additional funding from the community in order to limit next year’s budget cuts.
Dochtermann heard about the budget constraints from his daughter-in-law Christina Dochtermann, who volunteers within the school district. As a member of the community, he feels strongly that it is important to support schools and public education.
“My three children received strong educations through BCSD and now my two grandsons are benefiting from excellent educations with many sports, arts and activities,” he said.
Now retired, Dochtermann spends his time creating outdoor and indoor sculptures from reclaimed materials. He has previously donated items to Northern Westchester Hospital and the Pegasus Foundation.
Now, he’s hoping his artwork can help fund the district’s modified sports, music and after-school clubs.
He will be selling three pieces for minimum offers of $1,000 for “Ironman,” $2,000 for the “Compact Bike” and $3,000 for “Destrier.” If all are sold, $2,000 would go to each of sports, music and clubs.
Dochtermann will also offer clients a unique art exchange, providing them indoor or outdoor sculpture on a quarterly rotation. He is also willing to sell a one-year art rotation for a $2,000 donation to FLMS as well.
Dubbed “Easy as 1-2-3 to support FLMS,” pieces will be on display at Fox Lane Middle School starting on Earth Day—Monday, April 22—with the hope that all three pieces are sold before the end of May.
To purchase a sculpture or art rotation, for more information or if you have questions, contact Christina Dochtermann at 914-244-8739 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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