IMPACT Adult Education Center in Weston will be holding an online art auction Sunday, April 15, beginning at 3 p.m. Instructor Joanna Barnette said the fundraiser is to raise funds for graduation, which is scheduled for June 24. Liz Garton will be co-hosting the auction with Barnette.
Over 30 items have been donated at press time. All items are handmade by local residents and friends of IMPACT. There will be jewelry, paintings, wreaths, a barn wood shelf with dragonfly hooks, and various other items up for bid.
There is also a “55 Strong” work of art that honors those who were part of the strike earlier this year in WV. It was made by Eddie Williams and will be auctioned off.
“It is amazing the outpouring of support,” Barnette said.
There is a painting by George Bland, completed in 1992, which also is up for auction.
Along with those items, cupcake bouquets and homemade peanut butter fudge will be up for auction. Barnette said this fudge is the same fudge that was made for Willie Nelson. Nelson is the first singer Barnette’s daughter saw live in concert.
People interested in seeing the items prior to the auction can stop by IMPACT and look in their gallery, or look at photos on Facebook at “The Impact of Art Auction” page.
“I guarantee this event will be entertaining,” Barnette said.
All bids are final, and only cash or check are accepted. Items must be picked up within 48 hours of the auction. If they are not, they will go to the next highest bidder.
IMPACT is a non-profit agency, which not only provides high school equivalency diploma classes, but also assists students with career and educational goals who are planning to enter college or the workforce.
For more information, or to sign up for classes, call 304-269-0088.