KSD Garden Tea and Art Auction a success

Published 3:09 pm Thursday, May 24, 2018

Dear Editor,

Thanks to artists, generous supporters, and art and tea lovers in Danville, KSD Charitable Foundation’s first ever Garden Tea and Art Auction was a success.

The event was the brainchild of Cliff Dunne, of Not Just Antiques on Lexington Avenue and a KSD Foundation board member, and the talents and hard labor of dozens of supporters made it a reality. 

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Mimi Becker of the Arts Commission, and Roni Gilpin of the Gathering Artists encouraged local artists to donate. And donate they did! Dr. Judith Jia’s Centre ceramics students donated many of their creations also.

Barbara Hulette gave sound advice about organizing and publicizing the event, The Garden Club of Danville gave time and talents to creating theme-based table decorations. 

Most importantly, the Jacobs Hall Museum Committee worked tirelessly for days to prepare the building for guests, organizing the logistics of working in a multi-story Victorian building. They managed the buffet table, prepared tea, and handled ticket, flower and cash live auction sales as well. Barbie Harris designed the decorations on the Victorian fence that surrounds our frontage on Second Street.

Special thanks go to Jarod Mills, KSD’s technology director and a KSD Foundation board member, who handled the entire online auction without a glitch. 

Without the help of the individuals and groups named above and many others, we could not have done this. Thank you, thank you all.

JoAnn Hamm

On behalf of the KSD Charitable Foundation and Jacobs Hall Museum