Seeking help for tea party
HURRICANE -- The Academy of Arts at January's is seeking the community's help as it plans an event to raise money to benefit a sick child in Putnam County.
The Academy will host a "Chasing Butterflies Tea Party" to benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
The party is planned for April 5 at the Valley Community Center in Hurricane. Author January Wolfe will read "Chasing Butterflies," while dancers in full costume and character make the story come to life to the original musical score by Mark Scarpelli.
The goal is to raise $4,000, the average cost of a child's wish, in order to fulfill the wish of one sick child from Putnam County.
According to a news release from the Academy of Art at January's, there are several ways people can help:
by donating services needed (event planning, photography, videography, dj services, etc.) for the tea party
by donating goods needed (gift cards to grocery stores or a warehouse store for supplies and food needed, tea cups, tea pots, decor items, etc.) for the tea party.
by making a cash donation to "Make-A-Wish Foundation" and mailing it to SAC, P.O. Box 473, Hurricane, WV 25526
by buying tickets to or reserve a table for 10 at the "Chasing Butterflies Tea Party."
Anyone who is interested in helping may call Summer Arts Camp Director Jamie Roumayah at 304-562-6657.
Donations by check can be made out to "Make-A-Wish Foundation" and mailed to SAC, P.O. Box 473, Hurricane, WV 25526. Donation is 100 percent tax deductible. Include contact information with your donation so you may get a receipt.
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