SEDONA—The Arizona Community Foundation of Sedona has announced the recipients of the 2015 Spirit of Sedona awards, which recognize individuals, businesses and nonprofit organizations working to enhance the quality of life in Sedona and the Verde Valley. The honorees will be honored for their service and dedication to the community at the 15th annual Spirit of Sedona Awards on Sunday, October 4.
Nonprofit Organizations of the Year
Rainbow Acres and the Sedona International Film Festival and Workshop will be recognized as Nonprofit Organizations of the Year for their positive impact on the community.
Rainbow Acres serves 90 adults with disabilities, called Ranchers, who take part in daily work crews and vocational training, allowing them to find jobs in Camp Verde and Sedona. It was selected for the immense impact it has on the lives of Ranchers and their families in helping the Ranchers live a life of purpose and self-sufficiency.
The Sedona International Film Festival and Workshop has grown to a premier festival in its 20 years celebrating independent film. It draws hundreds of visitors each winter, from future filmmakers to actors to cinephiles from across the Southwest. In that time, the film festival has become a hallmark of the local cultural landscape as well as an important economic driver.
These paragraphs above are part of a media release from the Arizona Community Foundation of Sedona. The timing for these two non-profits to be honored together is wonderful, as the Sedona International Film Festival and Rainbow Acres are also collaborating on an exciting event at the Sedona Performing Arts Center on Sunday afternoon, September 27. A talented group of performers will WOW the audience with song and dance and stories of authentic costumes worn by stars like Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers, and in famous films like Superman and The Three Musketeers!
“Hollywood Revisited” will entertain you! Watch our website and local media for more information about the show and how to get your tickets!