Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts: C.D. Smith is recipient of prestigious James C. Hubbard Windy Award

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C.D. Smith is recipient of prestigious
James C. Hubbard Windy Award

Award to be given October 8 at Windy Dinner THELMA Style event

Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts (THELMA) announced today that C. D. Smith will be the recipient of the James C. Hubbard Windy Award.

“The award goes to an individual or group of individuals who have made a positive impact on our organization and the Fond du Lac community,” said Kevin Miller, THELMA executive director.

“Always a supporter, C.D. Smith was the contractor for the renovation and expansion of THELMA. What stands out is the tireless dedication of the C. D. Smith team, led by Justin Smith,” Miller said. “Meeting deadlines, overcoming obstacles that come with the renovation of a historic building, working with numerous subcontractors in a complex and ambitious timeline, and putting in long hours all contributed to the making of this gem we now have in Fond du Lac,” he said.

The Hubbard Windy Award will be given to C.D. Smith at the 14th Annual Windy Dinner THELMA Style Wednesday, October 8.

“On behalf of C.D. Smith, we are honored to receive this prestigious award,” said Justin Smith, President and CEO of C.D. Smith. “Our company has always strongly supported and believed in developing Fond du Lac and its surrounding communities. What better way to achieve that, than to have the opportunity to work at THELMA and be a part of downtown?”

Smith believes the project helped improve the visibility and awareness for the arts in Fond du Lac and the surrounding areas.

“We are proud to part of this great facility and everything it stands for,” Smith said. “While a lot of our work takes us all over the nation, our roots remain strong in Fond du Lac. Building partnerships and working on projects like that of THELMA make up the foundation of our success.”

A Hubbard Windy Award nominee will have served our community and organization with distinction by promoting the following key values:

Appreciation of the arts as a significant component for the quality of life for the citizens of Fond du Lac.

Demonstration by example of the power of collaboration between individuals and organizations.

Fosters and supports the continuing mission of THELMA.

Helps to raise the visibility of THELMA and Fond du Lac throughout the state.

The Windy Award was renamed in 2013 when THELMA opened to honor James C. Hubbard, a long serving board member and community advocate. Other recipients of the award include Sister Doris Klein, Sister Mary Neff, Sister Judith Schmidt, and Sister Frances Schug, Ray Wifler, Pat Reiher, National Exchange Bank & Trust, Fond du Lac Area Foundation, Dick and Mary Wehner, Ron and Terri Emanuel, Tom Carew, the Michels Family, JoAnn Ward, the Ahern Family, and Wayne Huberty.

In addition to the award, this fun event includes cocktails, dinner, auctions, and entertainment. You may register for Windy Dinner THELMA Style by visiting and clicking tickets.

THELMA is located at 51 Sheboygan St., in the heart of Downtown Fond du Lac’s Arts and Entertainment District.

THELMA is a member-based, privately-funded non-profit dedicated to creating experiences not readily available in the area. Intimate concerts in the Great Hall, street concerts with major performers, outstanding films, and art from world-renowned artists are available at THELMA. THELMA also offers a stunning backdrop for weddings, meetings and all social and corporate gatherings.

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