Decorate Your Tree in Support of the Legacy Trail
[lead]The Effusion Art Gallery + Glass Studio is pitching in to help build the Westside Legacy Trail, the multi-recreational, human-powered, paved trail connecting the communities of Invermere and Fairmont Hot Springs.[/lead]
Each year, around the holidays, the gallery raises funds for a local charity or group-in-need.
This year, they have chosen to donate all proceeds from their Christmas Tree Ornament Sale to the Westside Legacy Trail, which will be enjoyed for years to come.
“This is something for everyone. How nice would it be for visitors and locals alike to be able to walk, jog, blade or bicycle along the backroads to and from Fairmont Hot Springs,” says Heather Cuell, Effusion’s owner and resident artist.
As in past years, Cuell has asked her artists to create unique, hand painted ornaments that will hang on the gallery’s tree until they are all sold, or December 31st, whichever comes first.
Effusion’s ornaments have proven to be quite popular as both personal and corporate gifts and stocking stuffers, with regular clients awaiting the arrival of new one of a kind ornaments.
“Last year we tried something a bit different, but people were asking for the ornaments, so they’re back,” she says.
In conjunction with the ornament sale, Greenways will be at Effusion on during Light-Up Festival on Saturday November 19, making ‘smores and offering hot chocolate around a wood-burning fire to help promote the project.
To see the ornaments, just pop by Effusion, located on Invermere’s main street, at 1033 7Th Avenue. They’ll be hanging and for sale on a first-come-first-served basis starting November 18th.
Article by Stephen Lebovits