Elephant Barn ‘funraiser’ a smash!
Afundraiserthat was held at the Elephant Barn in Georgeville earlier this month raised a ‘pretty penny’ for the ColbyCurtis Museum: almost $30,000! “I’m still trying to raise that extra $250 to bring it up to thirty thousand,” said Helene Hamel, one of the organizers of the event. “It was a fantastic evening. We had a little over 180 people and a big crew of volunteers. About 18 items were donated for the auction, jewellery, sculptures, paintings, from artists all around the region,” she added. The evening also included a Bison mechoui, local food tastings, beverages and live music.
The event was organized around the vernissage of the Colby-Curtis Museum’s newest ‘Outreach’ exhibition, an annual exhibition that takes place somewhere on the vast territory of the historic Stanstead County, from which the Stanstead Historical Society gets its name. “The Georgeville Story” exhibition covers the history of Georgeville and features a collection of artefacts from both the Stanstead Historical Society and the Georgeville Historical Society. This free exhibit is open every day, from 2:00 to 4:00 pm, until September 4th. The Elephant Barn is located at 21 Elephant Road, in Georgeville.
Elephant Barn owner, patron of the arts and artist Denyse Clermont, who donated a painting for the auction, and Pierre Rastoul, the Director and Curator of the ColbyCurtis Museum, during the set-up of the exhibition. and Waterville.
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