Illinois Pawn Shop Donates Gemstones to HF High School Art Department (Homewood, IL) — Shane’s – The Pawn Shop, Inc. donated over 10,000 carats of exquisite gemstones to the Fine Arts Department at Homewood-Flossmoor High School. The contribution, organized by David Schoeneman, owner of Shane’s and an alumnus of the class of ’71, and his wife, Carmencita Schoeneman, hope to leave an indelible mark on the school’s art community.
The dazzling assortment of gemstones includes an impressive array of ruby, sapphire, emerald, pearls, jade, topaz, amethyst, garnets, and onyxes. These stunning gems will undoubtedly inspire and enhance the creativity and craftsmanship of aspiring artists and enthusiasts within the Fine Arts Department at Homewood-Flossmoor.
Mayor Michelle Nelson and Homewood-Flossmoor High School’s Fine Arts Department Chair, Candi Helsel-Wilk attended the donation presentation. Also in attendance was Greg Petecki, Homewood-Flossmoor art teacher. Petecki expressed his excitement at receiving a donation to foster his students’ artistic growth and development.
David and Carmencita Schoeneman, the driving force behind this donation, were moved by the warm reception and expressed their hope that these gemstones would serve as a source of inspiration and innovation for the talented student artists. “This gift enriches the Fine Arts Department and showcases the importance of community involvement and support for our local schools.”
Illinois Pawn Shop Donates Gemstones to HF High School Art Department