Chairs waiting for some rehab!
My Tai Chi and Tea exercise group meets in the bottom of the Grace Episcopal Church. Most of the gals are members of the church, but a few are not including me. There were some old chairs falling down, and I asked Father Steve what plans were for the chairs. “Burn them, I guess,“ he said.
A few children's chairs were donated to the cause!
But I came up with another idea and convinced DH to haul those old wooden chairs home and make them solid. Then I suggested to Father Steve that he have local artists paint the chairs, hold an auction, and give the proceeds to a charity. Father loved the idea. Since I am not member of the church, I wanted to stay in the background without leading or organizing.
Today the artists were invited in to pick up their chairs. There was a tea party for them and for the organizers of the program. Chairs will be painted, press releases will be written, a float with chairs will be entered in the October Maple Leaf parade, and the chairs will be auctioned in November. The proceeds will go to help buy equipment for the hospital’s new chemo room that will enable people to take treatments here in town rather than driving to Joplin.
My part today was making cinnamon orange tea by the many pots full while there were savories and sweets served. It was a pleasant beginning for a great program. I am going to be happy to watch from the sidelines and hope to see many great chairs develop in the next few months!
There were even some chair cookies.