|Chair-ity event set for tomorrow|
|Written by TODD VANSICKLE|
|Wednesday, 26 September 2012 15:35|
Tomorrow Nutmeg Designs will host its second annual Chair-ity Exhibit and Auction at Government House.
Participants in the fundraiser create chairs from recycled, repurposed or reclaimed materials. The chairs are then auctioned off, with the proceeds going to Green VI.
“I like the play on words — ‘chair-ity’ for ‘charity’ — and since Nutmeg Designs is first and foremost sustainable furnishings and gifts, it fits right into our philosophy and slogan: doing good through our goods,” organiser Annie MacPhail said.
The event is open to the public. There are two categories: making a chair from scratch or modifying a chair with recycled materials.
The chairs will be on display at Government House from 6-9 p.m. During that time they will be judged and attendees can bid on them. Last year the event was held in the parking lot at Nutmeg Designs.
“I think it will be bigger and there will be more exposure,” Ms. MacPhail said.
The top three winners will be awarded prizes from the Green VI studio.
Last year the event raised about $3,000 for the non-profit organisation. This year there will be a small admission fee to help raise more money, Ms. MacPhail said.
There were 20 entries last year and every piece sold, according to the organiser.
“There was some really neat pieces last year,” Ms. MacPhail said. “It is so fun to see what people think of.”
For more information contact Ms. MacPhail at 494-9151.