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Volunteers working overtime to process Collectors’ Corner donations

Volunteers make the difference at Springtime Marketplace

By Rita Van Fleet and Jean Lomax

Volunteers are hard at work preparing donations for the Big Canoe Chapel Women’s Guild’s Legacy of Caring Springtime Marketplace on Friday, April 26 (9 a.m. – 5 p.m.) and Saturday, April 27 (9 a.m. – 4 p.m.). Admission is free for the public to shop at more than two dozen vendors at the juried arts and crafts show; discover gently used must-haves at the Collector’s Corner, the Book Nook, and Something for the Men!; dine at the Crazy Bear Cafe; and enjoy tasty treats from the Bear Paw Bakery courtesy of Big Canoe’s best bakers.

The final day to drop off Collectors’ Corner donations is Saturday, March 30 from 10 a.m. to noon. The new drop-off location for Collectors’ Corner donations is the RV barn at the home of Walt and Kathy Samples on 123 Yellow Creek Road—the first driveway on the left on Yellow Creek from Highway 53. Call Faye Webster at 706-579-2604 for additional information. The last day to drop off book donations at the Postal Facility or Wellness Center is Monday, April 1.

Visit the Smoke Signals Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/bigcanoenews/) for pictures and sneak peeks on what’s in store for those who attend the spectacular events. Check the Legacy of Caring website, www.bigcanoelegacy.org, or the Facebook page, Legacy of Caring Big Canoe Chapel, for info on the Legacy of Caring events.

The final event of the 2018-2019 The Big Canoe Chapel Women’s Guild’s Legacy of Caring fundraiser will be the Gala and Auction: A Celebration of Giving. The public is invited to enjoy an evening of fine dining, music and silent and live auctions with family and friends at The Clubhouse at Lake Sconti on Saturday, May 4 from 5 p.m. – 10 p.m. Tickets ($100.00) for the event are available at www.bigcanoelegacy.org, at the Chapel Stand-Around or contact Sandra Gadd (706-579-2443).

In 30 years Big Canoe Chapel Women’s Guild’s Legacy of Caring has raised $1,800,000 to support dozens of charities in Pickens and Dawson counties. Funds benefit charitable organizations that focus on the well-being of women, children, and families by providing life skills to overcome the cycle of poverty, oppression or substance abuse.

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