Sunday, May 11, 2014
Colorful rocking chairs on the streets of Summerville will soon disappear as Summerville ROCKS! comes to a close.
The project served as both a beautification effort and a fundraiser for the newly created Larry Barnfield Arts Scholarship. The chairs, which were decorated by volunteers and paid for by sponsoring businesses and organizations, have been on display since March 20.
Forty-eight chairs will be taken off display and sent to Summerville Country Club at the end of this month for the live auction on May 31 when they will be sold to the highest bidder.
Profits from the auction will be used to fund a scholarship for a Summerville high school student pursuing the arts in college. In addition, profits will also be distributed to nonprofit organizations that sponsored chairs.
As the event nears, the Cultural Arts Alliance of Greater Summerville, which organized Summerville ROCKS!, has been busy planning the auction.
According to Judy Larocque, auction chair, the event will feature a pork barbeque buffet, a cash bar and a disk jockey. The event starts at 6 p.m. and the auction will begin at 7:30 p.m.
Each ticket includes a bidder number and access to the dinner buffet. Cost is $20 in advance or $25 at the door.
Tickets are being sold at several sponsoring businesses across Summerville. Also, the Cultural Arts Alliance will sell tickets at Third Thursday on May 15.