Monday, November 19, 2012

Raffle Winners Announced!

“For it is in giving that we receive.” 

~St. Francis of Assisi~ 

First of all, I'd sincerely like to thank everyone, again, for taking part in the November 15, 2012 Pre-Holiday Art Show!  To the wonderful artists, Leanne Emery from Triskele Moon Studios, Alexis Davis Swanson from LexieLouCreations and Diane Schreiner and Debbie Cushing, your participation and support mean more than words can express.  To Kelly Brown Madsen and Ivan Ewert, we couldn't have successfully conducted the "Home of the Sparrow" raffle without your kind assistance. all the wonderful customers who came out to support local artists and a fantastic cause, WOW is the word that comes to mind.  We had an amazing turn out; your generosity was overwhelming!

And now...the raffle winners!

  • Amazing earrings donated by Triskele Moon Studios:  Winner, Tina Hauri
  • Beautiful scarf, donated by Diane Schreiner and Deb Cushing:  Winner, Kim Holmes
  • Exquisite artisan journal, donated by LexieLouCreations:  Winner, Jesse Caple
  • Sparrow pendant, donated by Liby Lula:  Winner, Alison Walwark
CONGRATULATIONS!  And again, a most sincere thank you for your participation.  All raffle ticket contributions will be donated to "Home of the Sparrow",  a non-profit organization that was established in 1986. Home of the Sparrow serves the community as a transitional shelter program providing housing and supportive services for homeless women and their children in McHenry County and Northern Illinois. Many times, these women and children are victims of domestic abuse.  I urge you all to raise awareness about this very real problem.  There are countless organizations that assist women and children in such circumstance.  Also, November 25th has been designated as "International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women".  You all have made a difference by attending the Pre-Holiday Art Show.  And truly, it IS in giving that we receive...

Warmest regards for a Blessed and Happy Thanksgiving