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Wine and Design Asheville Hosts Successful Fundraiser for Boston Terrier Rescue of NC
Money raised from event will go directly towards offsetting organization’s veterinary expenses
To tie in with BTRNC’s mission, the fundraiser featured a “Paint Your Pet” theme. Participants submitted a photo of their pet, which was then transferred onto a 16 x 20 canvas prior to the event. BTRNC Fundraising Coordinator, Laurie Hicks, says that she got the idea of holding a fundraiser at Wine and Design Asheville after a few BTRNC members went to a fundraiser at Wine and Design Cary last year.
“Fundraisers are very important to our organization,”
Wine and Design opened its doors in Asheville in December 2011 and is owned and managed by Ece Okar. The studio provides the canvas, aprons, paints, paintbrushes, cups, and corkscrew and attendees provide a beverage of his or her choosing. First-
“I’m so excited to be able to help an organization like Boston Terrier Rescue of North Carolina,” says Okar. “BTRNC gives a voice to these wonderful animals and provides each of these special dogs with the love and care they deserve. They are truly a great organizational, and I look forward to lending my support in any way I can to help them further their important cause.”
BTRNC Foster Mom and member, Linda Cantrell, attended the event and said the entire evening exceeded her expectations.
“We loved it! It was so, so much fun,” says Cantrell. “Everybody [at Wine and Design] was very helpful and patient. People who never painted before came away with work they were happy with. We had so much fun, that I hope we can do it again in the fall.”
For more information about hosting a fundraiser or a special event at Wine and Design, call (828) 255-2442. To view upcoming classes or to register, visit www.wineanddesignus.com/
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