Thursday, October 4, 2012

Susan J. North Memorial Auction

There is still time to buy tickets to the Susan J. North Memorial Auction to be held at The Bistro off Broadway on Monday, October 8, 2012 at 7 PM. The event is sponsored by Friends of Susan North; all proceeds will go to the art scholarship fund established in Susan’s name through the HOPE Foundation. Tickets are $30 and include hors d’oeuvres and a glass of wine. A cash bar will be open throughout the evening.

Ted Abney, owner of The Bistro off Broadway, has donated the use of the Bistro for the event and Mike Baker has donated his talents as the auctioneer for the evening. Wieland Jewelers has generously donated a $2,200 diamond that will be raffled off at this event in the “Cupcake Raffle”. Chances to win the diamond are $10 per cupcake or 3 for $25. During this event, all purchased cupcakes will be cut open, the winning cupcake will contain a large, fake gem, to be exchanged for the beautiful diamond! Cupcakes must be pre-ordered and picked up upon arrival.

Susan was a local artist whose murals are in many businesses and homes in Darke County and beyond. Her family established a Art scholarship fund in her memory, and the purpose of the auction is to add money to the fund to provide art scholarships.

Some of the items to be auctioned off include: a large screen TV, 7 nights at an upscale Orlando resort, furniture, home d├ęcor, original art, gift certificates, women’s accessories, one original painting by Susan North, antiques, and much more. Many of the items donated for the auction can be seen online www.susannorthauction.blogspot.com

Purchase tickets to the event at the following locations: Creative Carpet and Supply Inc., Wieland Jewelers. The Bistro off Broadway, or Brenda’s Beanery.

Persons wishing to donate an auction item or to the scholarship fund may call Susan Spille 423-1447, Cindy McCallister 548-6604, Isabel Culbertson 548-7174, Rita McCans 417-2418, Pam Shank 459-2323 or Jan Teaford 620-5831.

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