Ar­ti­sans Fair ben­e­fits out­reach pro­grams

Record Observer - - Front Page - By HAN­NAH COMBS hcombs@ches­pub.com

CEN­TRE­VILLE — Sym­phony Vil­lage Out­reach Pro­gram Inc. hosted its 6th Ar­ti­sans Fair on Satur­day, Sept. 17, at the Sym­phony Vil­lage Club­house, 100 Sym­phony Way in Cen­tre­ville.

The event hosted 30 lo­cal ar­ti­sans dis­play­ing their craft, in­clud­ing wa­ter­color artists, glazed ce­ram­ics, jew­elry and bas­kets. Lo­cal au­thor Re­bekah Col­bourn was also in at­ten­dance sign­ing copies of her Civil War era his­tor­i­cal fic­tion se­ries.

Res­i­dents and vol­un­teers of Sym­phony Vil­lage and the Sym­phony Vil­lage Out­reach Pro­gram sold and served baked goods and bag lunches. The pro­ceeds from the event sup­port the out­reach pro­gram — a non­profit or­ga­ni­za­tion cre­ated by the res­i­dents of Sym­phony Vil­lage — to pro­vide vol­un­teer ser­vices and fi­nan­cial sup­port to char­i­ta­ble and civic or­ga­ni­za­tions in Queen Anne’s County as well as to sup­port fel­low neigh­bors in the Vil­lage through the Neigh­bor to Neigh­bor and Care­givers Sup­port Group pro­grams.

Loretta Quigley, chair­man of the group that or­ga­nized the Ar­ti­sans Fair, said she was pleased with the at­ten­dance on Satur­day. Quigley was joined in or­ga­niz­ing the day’s event by Bea Trotta, Linda Gard­ner, Linda Blume, Loretta Quigley and many other vol­un­teers, with­out whom the fair would not have been pos­si­ble, she said.

The Out­reach Com­mit­tee has also just kicked off a new fundrais­ing ven­ture they de­buted at the Ar­ti­sans Fair. The com­mit­tee has cre­ated an on­line shop with cloth­ing and gifts fea­tur­ing the new SV Out­reach logo. For ev­ery item sold SVO re­ceives funds to help sup­port the com­mit­tee’s do­na­tions to com­mu­nity out­reach pro­grams.

For more in­for­ma­tion about SVO, visit http:// sym­pho­nyvil­lage.net/out­reach or www.cafe­press.com/sym­pho­nyvil­la­ge­outreach.

Sym­phony Vil­lage vol­un­teers from left, Anne Sewell, Jane Rom­nay, Terri O’Con­nell, Sue Can­field and Lynn Ewing.

A pa­tron at the Ar­ti­san’s Fair in Sym­phony Vil­lage pe­ruses bas­kets crafted by Heidi Wet­zel from Eas­ton.

PHO­TOS BY HAN­NAH COMBS

Carol Smith from Kent Is­land picks up some yummy treats from the bake ta­ble at the Sym­phony Vil­lage Ar­ti­san’s Fair.

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