Last Saturday evening, forty budding artists gathered at Maplewood Hall in Oxford Mills for the Oxford Mills Community Association’s [OMCA] first Paint Night fundraiser. Local artist Marguerite Boyer led the group through a step-by-step process of re-creating one of her original acrylic paintings, with strong support from Deb Simpson, Tammy Keith and Marc Nadeau. Marguerite (Maggie), Tammy and Deb also run the volunteer art program at Bayfield Manor in Kemptville. Many thanks to Bayfield for their assistance with the art supplies and volunteers, to Jim and Nora for building the 40 easels, and, last but not least, to Judy Beveridge of the B&H Grocery Store in Kemptville for bailing us out at the last moment.
The evening was a really enjoyable one for all involved and managed to raise over $500 to go towards supporting events in Oxford Mills and projects like replacing the gazebo in Maplewood Park.
Thanks also to OMCA’s Board of Directors and the volunteers who pitched in to make the evening a success. Stay up to date with events in Oxford Mills by attending the next OMCA meeting on Thursday, May 4, in Maplewood Hall, or by checking our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/groups/OxfordMills.