Winds of Change Newsletter, March 2011 See sidebar for table of contents
Cheers for Deers and Beers A Truly Unique
We extend an extra-big thank you to Sylvia Ellsworth
of Appalachian Art for Appalachian Families (AAAF) in Shepherdstown, WV.
In November 2010, she organized "Deers and Beers," a
fundraising dinner at the Shepherdstown Train Station, featuring tastes
of locally-brewed beer and wild game. Diners had a chance to purchase
art and photography by West Virginia craftsmen, including photographer
Paul Corbit Brown, who spoke about his work chronicling human rights
abuses, including mountaintop removal.
The event raised about $800 for the artists and $1,650
for OVEC and Coal River Mountain Watchs Sludge Safety Project. The
funds will be used to purchase water testing kits.