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11:02 AM Fri, Sept. 21st

Silent auction event generates money to benefit low-income families

Coalition for Compassion and Justice Board President Mary Lea Adkins sits in a chair embellished with hand paintings by CCJ founder and Director of Special Programs Diane Iverson (behind) holding a handmade doll donated to the auction.

Photo by Nanci Hutson.

Coalition for Compassion and Justice Board President Mary Lea Adkins sits in a chair embellished with hand paintings by CCJ founder and Director of Special Programs Diane Iverson (behind) holding a handmade doll donated to the auction.

PRESCOTT – The Coalition for Compassion and Justice hosted its “Art of Compassion: Changing the Story of Childhood Poverty” silent auction event at the Tis’ Gallery on Saturday, Sept. 17.

Coalition leaders and other local artists donated items that ranged from a hand-painted Boston rocker to quilts, paintings, photographs, pottery and jewelry that generated $2,198 that will be used for the agency’s Circles of Support program that provides services to benefit low-income children and families.

One of the centerpiece items of the event was a 70 x 70 quilt of houses donated to CCJ by the Mountain Top Quilters. The quilt was a raffle item and the winner was Prescott United Methodist Church member Philip Clayton.

Entertainment was provided for the two-hour afternoon event attended by about 100 people by the duo Not2Shabby and food was donated by El Gato Azul.