Hattiesburg community comes together for local nonprofit
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DREAM of Hattiesburg Inc. is celebrating its 35th Anniversary on Tuesday, August 28, 2018, from 6PM-8PM at the Historic Train Depot in Downtown Hattiesburg.

This celebratory event will include a look back at 35 years, special remarks and recognition, delicious food from Southern Oaks Catering, and a unique silent auction, filled with a variety of items including art from local artists.

There are two special components of our silent action: our wooden pieces and our bicycle sculptures. Wood donated by Economy Supply has been turned into beautiful benches, step stools and chairs by local woodworker, Ken Graves with TransformTimber. “I’m honored to be part of supporting such a wonderful organization,” said Graves, who donated his time for this project. Local artists are donating their time to paint and creatively embellish these pieces to create one-of-a-kind auction items for attendees to bid on. Sculptures made of bicycle parts were also made by local artists for the Hattie Hundred event in the spring. Those pieces will also be included in the silent auction.

Various artists have donated their time and creative services to help make this auction a success. Our painters include Anna Weeks, Diane Shepherd, Julia Eaves, Kelly Rosa, Kym Garraway, Mark Brown, Megan Sauls, Pamela Finch, Ricardo Moody, Rick Wilemon, Robert Williams, Robin Fall, Tasha Messer, Thomas Jackson, Tonya Rivers, OGHS students, and JCJC students. Our bicycle sculpture artists include Abigail Allen and SmartSpace, Anne Marie Bailey and HHS students, Andrew Beall, Cecil Ellenburg, Christie Brady and the South New Summit School, Jenny Moore Miller, JCJC students, Dr. Linda Vasquez, Marc McPhail, Tracy Warden, and the South Mississippi Art Association. These beautiful and unique Items that will be displayed throughout the auction.

“Without the support of our community we would not be the organization that we are today,” said, Dr. Linda Vasquez, Executive Director of DREAM of Hattiesburg. “Our youth will continue to accomplish their dreams with our community’s help,” Vasquez said.

Tickets for this event are $40. Proceeds will benefit programs, such as recidivism, youth leadership, junior dreamers, education assistance, along with various other programs that continue to further DREAM’s mission.

DREAM of Hattiesburg has been impacting our community throughout the years--through drug, alcohol, and suicide prevention programs as well as programs that encourage academic success and healthy lifestyle choices.

For more information about this event and to get tickets visit www.dreamofhattiesburg.org/events or contact event coordinator Jennifer Clark at jennifer@emergeevents.com or 601-270-2756.

If you would like to sponsor this event or contribute to the silent auction, please contact Jennifer Clark at jennifer@emergeevents.com or 601-270-2756 or Dr. Linda Vasquez at 601-545-2102 or email her at dream.lindav@dreamofhattiesburg.org
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