Ottawa photographer donates print to HOL
Sandy Sharkey, Ottawa photographer, donated a beautiful print of one of her photos to the House of Lazarus (HOL) in Mountain for fundraising purposes. Sharkey posted a picture of the print on Facebook and asked her followers to nominate a charitable recipient of the print, which is valued at nearly $500. The print is of a wild horse on Sable Island in Nova Scotia. Mandy Ayotte nominated HOL, the winner of the print. HOL will launch an online auction of the photo during its February 24 Ladies’ Night Out.
MOUNTAIN—Tickets are selling like hot cakes, vendors are lining up, and House of Lazarus (HOL) has had a generous amount of donors and sponsors step forward to help make the second annual Ladies’ Night Out better than ever.
“It’s coming up fast,” event organizer and HOL client services manager Kim Merkley said. “Last year, we sold out early so it’s important for people to get their tickets as soon as possible.”
Set for Saturday, February 24 from 6 to 9 p.m. at Matilda Hall in Dixon’s Corners, the fundraising event will include an assortment of vendors, a silent auction, door prizes, refreshments, and, the highlight of the evening, a fashion show courtesy of Juli Fashion Essentials in Morrisburg and Main Street Clothing Company in Winchester.
Ladies’ Night Out will also see the launch of the online auctioning of a 24-by-36 inch mounted black and white photograph of a wild horse on Sable Island, taken by photographer Sandy Sharkey and donated to HOL in late 2017.
Merkley is still gratefully accepting offers from vendors, donors and sponsors. Tickets ($10) to attend the event are available only at Scotiabank South Mountain. As a diamond-level sponsor, the bank will be matching the total raised in ticket sales.
“The support we’ve received so far has been phenomenal,” Merkley said. “We are surrounded by such generous people, organizations, and businesses and we just want to say, ‘thank you,’ for your support and for helping us to help others.”
Proceeds from this event will go directly toward funding various outreach programs, such as Dinner ON the House, our weekly community dinner, Project Warmth and Heat for the Holidays. A full list of the many services HOL provides, aside from its food bank program, is available on the website (www.houseoflazarus.com). For more information, contact the office by phone at 613-989-3830 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.