Ohio Valley Environmental Coalition
  Winds of Change Newsletter, March 2011     See sidebar for table of contents

Cheers for Deers and Beers A Truly Unique Fundraiser

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.

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