Monday, August 22, 2011

Raffle prizes are a vote of confidence

The 2012 Festival of Glass Raffle is going to be a major feature! With just two weeks until the deadline for donations of prizes, eighteen exhibitors have donated items worth a total of $1,520.

Chairperson of the 2012 Festival of Glass, Doug Carson said, 'The Festival Committee has been (almost!) overwhelmed by the response. exhibitors supported the raffle at the 2011 Festival of Glass very well, but nothing on this scale. We really appreciate it.'

'The number and value of items donated is a strong vote of confidence by local glass artists and craftspeople in the Festival’s potential to promote their work', said Carson. 'It’s also clear evidence that the Festival has the potential to become a major showcase of local glass art, craft and industry, driven by the active support of local glass workers.'

The more that the Festival generates broad and active support such as this, the more viable it becomes. So a big 'Thank you' to those exhibitors who have donated items ... and a gentle reminder to other exhibitors that it's not too late to donate something!
(Illustration: L. Cleary 'Giant Clam')

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