Debi Gajewski: Posted on Tuesday, January 30, 2018 8:50 AM
Good morning...due to many complications with the website, I was unable to complete the postings of the additional purses that were involved in the auction. Although, I must say that the were indeed a success. I am posting here one of the displays of the purses that were at the Niles Library traveling display for you to see them as a collection. I am in addition, posting the event pictures from that auction which we held on Dec. 2, 2017. We were finally able to present the checks to Wings this past Friday and I was asked to paint a couple additional purses for them for their Fashion Show held in March. What an honor this has been.
The event was a lovely night. I was excited to prepare the appetizers..I made a purse of strawberries, a purse of broccoli and one made from a cheese ball recipe I have. A dear friend made the phenomenal cake purse along with the cupcakes. I added the small purse decorations on the top that I made from fondant. The Maine East HS band Strings played for us during the reception time. Knowing that we had a hand in helping someone who needs a help restructuring their lives was the best Christmas gift we could have ever received. Our mayor purchased 2 of the purses himself...bless his heart! This picture of all ladies are just some of the artists in attendance that created this amazing pieces of art. The Niles Arts and Culture Council which I am proud to say I am part of sponsored this event. More events are on the rise after this successful endeavor. I hope those that followed this blog enjoy the final pictures. Thanks.