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Warm Your Heart Chili and Jewelry Sale
March 16 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
More than a dozen restaurants will donate signature chilies, from chicken to vegetarian, hot ’n’ spicy to mild and classic to creative. There’ll be specialties from home cooks, too. Buy a flight to sample four varieties, or savor a bowl of your favorite, with cheese, sour cream, crackers and other tempting toppings. Also available: delicious, homemade fry bread made by a St. Ann Center staffer.
Jewelry lovers will find a collection of hundreds of vintage, retro, costume, contemporary and heirloom pieces at bargain prices—from rings, bracelets and watches to pins, necklaces and earrings, both clip and pierced. Jewelry is donated throughout the year by local churches, schools and individuals; St. Ann Center volunteers sort, clean, repair and price each one for these legendary sales. Even pieces beyond repair are put to work; they’re sold in bulk to artists and crafters.
Also showcased at the event: one-of-a-kind jewelry creations designed and handcrafted by Sr. Edna Lonergan, St. Ann Center founder and president. Sr. Edna began designing jewelry years ago as a hobby and a way to supplement funding for the children, elders and adults with disabilities served by St. Ann Center.
Meanwhile, in the sunny atrium and beyond, more than two dozen vendors will offer local produce and honey, wild rice, quality needlecrafts, home décor, artwork and more. St. Ann Center’s massage therapists will offer free chair massages. There’ll be live music from 10 a.m. to noon by the Nonprofits, an entertaining group of local singers and pickers whose repertoire ranges from folk and rock to bluegrass and Americana. They’ll perform on the veranda, where plenty of tables and chairs make this a fantastic place to enjoy your chili and fry bread, sip a soda or just clap along from the tables!
Proceeds from the chili and jewelry sale go to support the care of children and adults of all ages and abilities in the day services programs at St. Ann Center.
For more information, call 414-977-5009, or visit stanncenter.org.
Escape winter’s chill at St. Ann Center’s Warm Your Heart Chili & Jewelry Sale from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, March 16, at the Stein Campus, 2801 E. Morgan Ave.