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Rotary Club of Fallbrook Honors Local Community Leader

FALLBROOK − On Friday, September 16, the Rotary Club of Fallbrook will host its major fundraising event of the year, Lobster on the Green, at the Grand Tradition Estate and Gardens.

This gala event includes a fun evening of champagne, cocktails and appetizers with a silent auction followed by dinner and live auction. All event net proceeds are reinvested in local community charities that support youth, seniors, Fallbrook beautification, the arts and international projects.

The Rotary Club of Fallbrook will honor Mary Perhacs, executive director of the Fallbrook Arts Inc., for her longtime service in promoting the arts to the Fallbrook community with Rotary’s Service Above Self award.

For the past 17 years, Perhacs has devoted her time and energy between the Fallbrook Art Center and Fallbrook School of the Arts, the two main divisions within Fallbrook Arts Inc. Perhacs seems to have inherited her artistic flair from her father, an industrial design pioneer and Big Band Era musician. Perhac's artistic passion was enhanced after she met and married Les Perhacs, a nationally recognized sculptor. Mary worked with Les on managing his museum shows, gallery placements, and multiple public commissions, which ultimately brought her to the Fallbrook Arts Inc.

Under Perhac's guidance, the curriculum has been reshaped, art classes have been expanded, and visitors to the Art Center have increased annually to make the it profitable. Classes and exhibitions through Fallbrook Art’s Inc. have attracted national attention.

“What I value most about my dual role is my interaction with people. People are the core connection I have with art," said Perhacs. "Who created it, what were they feeling, and what they were attempting to say, are what art is all about to me – a truly personal experience.”

Perhacs appreciates to Fallbrook Arts Inc.’s board of directors, their many volunteers, patrons, and dedicated staff. She has earned the trust and loyalty of many local donors through her consistently high standards in shows and exhibitions. Join the Rotary Club of Fallbrook as they honor Mary Perhacs for her many accomplishments and successes.

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