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Puttin’ on the Ritz goes April 7 at Yarmouth airport

From left: Virginia Stoddard, Bernadette MacDonald and Joan Semple – members of the group organizing the Puttin’ on the Ritz event for the Tri-County Women’s Centre and Leahey Wellness Clinic – with two of the art pieces that will be auctioned off at the April 7 event. The piece on the left is by Anne Cain, the one on the right by Jennie Morrow.
From left: Virginia Stoddard, Bernadette MacDonald and Joan Semple – members of the group organizing the Puttin’ on the Ritz event for the Tri-County Women’s Centre and Leahey Wellness Clinic – with two of the art pieces that will be auctioned off at the April 7 event. The piece on the left is by Anne Cain, the one on the right by Jennie Morrow. - Eric Bourque

Event will benefit Tri-County Women’s Centre, Leahey clinic

As the countdown continues to a big event for the Tri-County Women’s Centre – to be held Saturday, April 7, at the Yarmouth airport – a spokeswoman for the centre said organizers have been very pleased with the support they have  received.

“The community response has been unbelievable,” said Bernadette MacDonald, executive director of the Tri-County Women’s Centre and a member of the event’s organizing committee.

Billed as Puttin’ on the Ritz, the event will include live music with the Moonlight Swing Band, as well as a live auction, Chinese auction and more.

This is a fundraiser for the Tri-County Women’s Centre (12 Cumberland St. in Yarmouth) and the Leahey Wellness Clinic, which is adjacent to the centre.

The business community in the tri-counties has been very generous, donating a variety of items for the event, MacDonald said.

Organized by the Friends of the Women’s Centre, the evening is scheduled to get underway at 8 p.m.

“There’ll be wine, beer and a signature cocktail,” MacDonald said. “It’s going to be beautifully decorated as well. There’s a lot of detail into making it kind of a magical place.”

Tickets are $25 and can be purchased at the women’s centre or at City Drug Store on Main Street in Yarmouth.

“Ticket sales are going well,” MacDonald said. “They are limited so we encourage people to get them as soon as possible, not to be disappointed.”

The live auction will feature pieces by Anne Cain (oil), Cecil Day (etching), Dan Earle (watercolour), Annie Harding (jewelry), Fred Hatfield (photography), Jay LeBlanc (stained glass) and Jennie Morrow (oil on birch panel).

The Tri-County Women’s Centre offers various programs for women and girls.

The Leahey clinic provides community-based primary health services, mostly to people without a family doctor. It is open two half-days a week, with services by appointment only.

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