Workshop held at Gleason church to benefit breast cancer awareness

Workshop held at Gleason church to benefit breast cancer awareness

Posted: Friday, October 12, 2012 5:00 pm

A one-day crafts workshop at Gleason First United Methodist Church focused on raising funds and raising awareness about the fight against cancer.
The Gleason church hosted the Crop-Out Cancer 2012 scrapbook event on Sept. 29 that was attended by more than 25 adults and 10 children.
“We were very pleased with the turnout at our event,” organizer Lori Wilson said. She said the church was “very blessed” by the turnout at the event.
Fellow organizer Roxana Smyth said she too was very pleased with the turnout.
“We had an awesome day,” she said. “It was an awesome day for an awesome event. A lot of food, fun and fellowship.”
It was estimated more than $700 was raised through the event.
The event was organized was Gleason residents Ms. Smyth, Ms. Wilson and Jessica Ann Rich. They are members of the Gleason church and are involved in their community’s Relay for Life program.
This was the second year for the event and the trio is planning on making the Crop-Out an annual event.
Together, the trio recruited four vendors who set up crafts workshops at the church.
Pam Trevathan represented Mary Kay cosmetics, Park Lane jewelry and “Stampin’ Up” products for scrapbooking.
Keisha Stafford represented “Origami Owl” and was set up to help produce glass lockets called “Living Lockets” that capture children’s birthstones, charms and special events that represent significant moments in people’s lives.
Judy Taylor was at the event representing Page Perfect Memories, and helped those in attendance with scrapbooking and paper crafting projects.
Dana Stafford was on hand representing Creative Memories and demonstrated scrapbooking for the event.
“Memories were captured in art and crafts that will be treasured for all ages,” Cyd Travallian said.
Those who turned out for the Crop-Out Cancer benefit competed in a page contest, while there was also a silent auction, door prizes and a raffle.
Children were given individualized instruction in projects of their choice.
Published in The WCP 10.11.12

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