In a time of horrific devastation, one lady had a vision. Through word of mouth and social media, 33 artist came together under one roof. Each donating their work. The public began bidding for paintings, pottery, woodwork, books, note cards, gift baskets, certificates and more. The time frame was 25 days. The goal? To raise as much money as possible via internet and in store visits. The cause? The people of Fort McMurray. On the last day, Artisans came out in support. Bidding continued right down to the wire. $3145.00 was raised. Smiles filled the room. Thank you everyone.
99 words was just not enough to express my feelings about this event and the people involved. Read the full story at Morning Muse - Silent Auction.
Carrot Ranch Flash Fiction Prompt - May 25, 2016 - write a story that changes with a smile.
6/2/2016 02:09:07 am
I've attended a number of these types of auctions and well understand the smiles that are on both the organiser's faces and those affected by the disaster. Glad you raised a lot of money but I imagine a lot more is needed.
6/5/2016 10:04:35 pm
We were but a drop in the bucket of what is needed. Happy to be able to contribute.
6/10/2016 08:10:44 am
Thanks Kate. We had fun doing this fundraiser. It was an opportunity to get to know other artist, writers, and caring, giving people.
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