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Designing Women Host Annual Labor Day Show to Benefit Local Non-Profit

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Designing Women Camden Show 2010 postcard

CAMDEN – Designing Women, a non-profit volunteer corporation that works directly with organizations that benefit women and girls in local communities, will hold its second mid-coast Maine fine art and craft show from 9am to 3pm on Saturday, September 4th at the First Congregational Church in Camden. This show is the group’s tenth of the year and its sole event in the mid-coast region.
Designing Women was established in 1991. Its current membership of women designers and artists, mostly from Maine with some from New Hampshire, now exceeds 120. In addition to providing quality creations to the public, the group collaborates with non-profits to raise funds for programs that directly benefit women and girls. Given this commitment to “women helping women,” the $2.00 door donation to the show goes entirely to the sponsored non-profit. New Hope for Women is delighted to be the recipient for the second time. Attendees’ door donation also provides entry into a drawing for a selection of items from Maine businesses.

New Hope, which will mark its thirtieth anniversary next year, offers services to all persons affected by domestic and dating violence in Lincoln, Knox and Waldo counties. It provides a 24-hour crisis hotline, support groups, legal services, safe homes and transitional housing, school programs, community outreach and workplace training. It also operates Time for Change, a certified batterer intervention program.

Staff and volunteers from New Hope will be serving luncheon fare beginning at 11:00 AM. Menu items include homemade chili and chicken salad, bagels, desserts, coffee and water. There will also be information about New Hope’s programs and services.

New Hope will also be displaying a handmade quilt/wall-hanging crafted by Marty Peak Helman and Kevin Bowler. Tickets for a drawing to win this quilt (drawing held later in the year) will be available for $2.00 each or three for $5.00. There will also be CD’s of music by Nick Apollonio and friends available for purchase.

The Designing Women show features a large variety of items in a wide range of prices. Among the offerings: weaving, graphics, pottery, hats, glass, porcelain, sculptures, porcelain and silver jewelry, paintings and cards.

For more information about Designing Women, check www.designingwomen.org. For more information about New Hope for Women, check www.newhopeforwomen.org.

For More Information:

Contact Name: Susan Sherman at Capestries

Telephone Number: (207)785-4794

Website: http://www.designingwomen.org

Email: amberdharrington@gmail.com