Peter and Kathy Winzig to be honored at Moondance
Bay Village residents Peter and Kathy Winzig will be the honorees of BAYarts' annual benefit Moondance on Sept. 10. Each year BAYarts honors individuals who have made meaningful contributions to the arts non-profit and the community. Having raised three boys in Bay Village, Pete and Kathy continue to be engaged in serving the community they love.
Pete joined BAYarts’ board in 2006, serving as Vice President and President. An active participant in "the growth years," he facilitated the restoration of the Fuller House (2010) and the Karen Ryel Center for Ceramics Arts & Education (2015) – both projects received "Project of the Year" honors for their respective years.
After a long career in marketing where he received numerous awards, Pete is currently CCO of Ignition Idea Group. He remains active in the Bay Village community supporting Bay Village school levies, as a church leader and a drug education advocate. He has held leadership positions in Bay Men's Club and currently serves as Ward 4 Councilman.
A lifelong soccer enthusiast, Pete is president of the Fireland Soccer Referee Association and past-President of the Bay Soccer Club for which he was the recipient of the 2009 Bay Village Citizen of the Year award. His motto: “Bring bold, new ideas, and help make them a reality.”
Kathy Winzig has been a BAYarts faculty member since in 2007, specializing in preschool classes. When not at BAYarts, Kathy works with young children at Providence House and Pembroke Kids in Avon Lake. She is a founding member and board member of the HUGS Foundation, whose mission is to offer support to families of chemically dependent adolescents in northeast Ohio.
Kathy has been honored by the Ohio PTA with the District 12 “Helping Hands Award” for her work with drug education programs for parents. Kathy’s programs included: “Not My Child,” “Can We Talk,” and a resource packet, “Helping Parents Cope with Teen Substance Abuse.” All three programs addressed the issues of drug and alcohol use among middle school aged children.
BAYarts' Moondance benefit (aka "the party of the year" in Bay) provides operating support for BAYarts' mission of education and community engagement. Tickets go on sale Aug. 1.
Nancy Heaton is the Executive Director of BAYarts