Wellington, FL - December 16, 2011 - The home of Peggy and Jeremy Jacobs was filled with guests on the evening of December 15, 2011. The reception honored their special gift to the Wellington Art Society, three stunning photographs representing the natural beauty of Wellington, and showcased other photographic images included in Mrs. Jacob's unique and personal collection.
"My wife has a strong background and passion for preservation," Mr. Jacobs said. "The photographs that we are giving to the Wellington Art Society were taken at Big Blue. Peggy and I were supposed to be going out to dinner, and as we were headed out the door, she excused herself and drove off. When she came back, she exclaimed, 'I got it, the light was perfect!' And this is where the photos came from. When I saw them, I knew that these were something that needed to be shared."
The Jacobs are honored to be able to share the photographs with the Wellington Art Society. "I hope these pictures will remind us all what we need to protect in our community," Mrs. Jacobs explained.
The Jacobs continue to restore and preserve on a daily basis, including within the city of Wellington. Special guest Thomas Herrera-Mishler, CEO of Olmsted Parks Conservancy, acknowledged his awe at the foresight seen to preserve the green space in the city.
"There are many cities that have become post-industrial and never preserved the green space for today and for the future, but I am so impressed by the community and the area that has been intentionally preserved in Wellington. The community has richness and a feeling to it that is really special. By taking steps to preserve the open space and what is special about Wellington, you are saving future generations from coming back and having to spend tons of millions of dollars to recapture what you are enjoying today," Herrera-Mishler said.