The Cumberland County Historical Society in Carlisle, PA is holding "The Great CHAIRity Event" as a fundraiser for the organization. Over the past several months, about 30 artists have donated their time to paint plank bottom chairs.
The chair I submitted represents Boiling Springs, PA and 3 events that happened there in the mid-1980's and mid 1990's.
In 1992, a local resident released a pair of black swans from Australia as a gift to his wife. Text reads "Black swans on lake token of love from husband to wife. - 1992"
In 1996, my father, a local builder, donated his time to build a new gazebo at the lake. The previous gazebo had been in existence in the late 1880's and had been gone for years. Text reads "Local builder masterfully crafts new gazebo by lake. - 1996"
In 1987, a local doctor gave a large donation to the local civic association enabling them to purchase and preserve the lake for the public. Text reads "Gift preserves Children's Lake for all to enjoy. - 1987"
Underside of the chair:
The chairs will be auctioned off in May 2010. The chair I painted is currently on display at the Village Artisan's Gallery in Boiling Springs. Please stop and visit this wonderful gallery and gift shop.
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