Tahayghen art auction raises $635 for food bank

  • Jan. 14, 2008 3:00 p.m.

Submitted by Shannon Greenwood-Family and friends, hot chocolate, and fine works of art; this was the scene at Tahayghen following the Christmas Concert on Dec. 21.A large percentage of Tahayghen students donated their creative masterpieces to an art auction fundraiser for the Masset Food Bank. Friends and families of the artists milled around the gallery placing bids on everything from watercolours and handmade cedar bark paper to origami and pottery.Whether it was donating a piece, helping set up the show or bidding on their favourite pieces of art, many staff, students and community members came together to support this event. The total funds raised? $635, a donation that everyone can be very proud of.This event was sponsored by the Tahayghen Creative Expressions Program, which strives to enrich daily classroom life with interesting artistic and creative projects. Staff at Tahayghen were also very proud of the food donations that came through the schools doors prior to the holidays. Over 600 food items were collected from Tahayghen staff and students. Way to go Tahayghen!