Thursday evening: Taking up a brush for a good cause

May 14, 2015 by


Creativity and color combined for a fun evening at Neighbor to Neighbor tonight as eight women gathered for a painting party led by the center’s artist-in-residence, Sister Ramona Medina.

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Assisting Sister Ramona were the two other women who operate Neighbor to Neighbor in downtown Concordia, Sisters Jean Befort and Pat McLennon.

The fundraising painting party had originally been scheduled for a week ago, but forecasts of severe weather forced the sisters to postpone it a week. Unfortunately, that meant that several of the women who had signed up to take part were not able to attend tonight.

That didn’t dampen the enthusiasm of the eight who took up brushes to create an original acrylic painting, with instruction and suggestions throughout the evening from Sister Ramona.

The first-ever painting party was part of the center’s fifth anniversary celebration. Neighbor to Neighbor opened at 103 E. Sixth St. on May 5, 2010, and continues to provide a wide range of programs and services to women, including those with young children. The center is funded by support from the Sisters of St. Joseph of Concordia, plus an assortment of small grants and generous donations. There is never any charge to the women who come to the center.




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