Mark Bankson and Cindy
McCallister with the gem
one lucky cupcake owner
Thus, the Susan J. North Art Scholarship was born. The scholarship, which will be administered through the HOPE Foundation, will be open to any Darke County student.
To help fund the scholarship, The Friends of Susan North, Susan’s husband, Dan, and daughters Abby Fisher and Emily Morris are hosting The Susan North Memorial Auction – A HeARTfelt Legacy of Love on Oct. 8, 7-9:30 p.m., at the Bistro off Broadway. Cost for entrance to the auction is $30, which includes hors d’oeuvres and a glass of wine. A cash bar will be open throughout the evening.
Ted Abney, owner of the Bistro off Broadway, has donated use of the Bistro for the event, and Mike Baker has also donated his talents as auctioneer.
Wieland Jewelers has generously donated a $2,200 diamond to be raffled off at this event! However, instead of drawing a winning name...the Friends are selling cupcakes which will be cut open during the event. The winning cupcake will contain a large crystal gem which will be exchanged for a beautiful diamond! The cupcakes, baked by Sean Strawser, owner of Beans Buttercream Cupcakes, must be pre-ordered and picked up upon arrival. Cost is $10 each or 3 for $25.
Some items to be auctioned include an original piece of artwork by Susan North, an original piece of pottery from Bear’s Mill, and works by several Darke County artists. (For more, visit susannorthauction.blogspot.com).
Several smaller items will be raffled, with tickets being drawn throughout the auction. These items include totes, gift baskets and gift certificates.
The group is still accepting items for the auction or raffle. Local students (former and current) are invited to donate art for the auction. If interested, contact Jan Teaford, 937-620-5831; Cindy McCallister, 548-6604; Isabel Culbertson, 548-7174, or Pam Shank, 937-459-2323, Rita McCans, 417-2428, Susan Spille, 423-1447. Cupcake tickets and/or event tickets can be purchased from Susan Spille, Mary Rivard, Pam Shank Isabel Culbertson, Jan Teaford, Pam Sloboda, Rita McCans, Kay Scammahorrn, Cindy McCallister, Dalene Thomas, or at one of the following Greenville businesses: Bistro Off Broadway, 117 E 5th St.; Brenda's Beanery, 410 S. Broadway; Creative Carpet, 1745 Wagner Ave.; Wieland Jewelers, 417 South Broadway; or Youniques, 529 South Broadway; or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
A ‘few’ of Susan North’s Friends who are establishing an art scholarship in her name: (l-r) Pam Sloboda, Cindy McCallister, Susan Spille, Mary Rivard, Rita McCans, Pam Shank and Isabel Culbertson.