Photo caption: Contributed PhotoGail Churchill and Taryn Hinman are two of the runners who participated in the Hope Crisis Put Your Foot Down Against Sexual Assault .
Hope Crisis Center hosted their Tenth Annual Put Your Foot Down Against Sexual Assault Saturday, at the Fairbury City Park.
This run/walk began with 103 people registered coming from near and far to participate.
This year Hope Crisis speaker was a special author who shared his personal story with the morning group. Michael Carnes proudly proclaims himself a survivor of child sexual assault, although 38 years ago in a small Nebraska town he did not feel that way.
Carnes told the story of being sexually assaulted by an older brother of a classmate. He did not speak out then and all through adulthood the incident stayed with him and it colored his everyday activities.
Julie Noyes, art critic from Lincoln, was the judge for the submitted art pieces by members of the Jefferson county Art guild to be entered in the State Show this summer. The following members won the right to enter their work. Membership in ANAC is a prerequisite for entering.
Lucky Stradley with a contemporary clay model of a pond creature.
Helen Madrid with a photo of a cardinal photographed at Crystal Springs.
Depke Andres with an oil painting from real life.
Sherry Joubert with an acrylic painting of a flower garden.
Audrey Dawes with an acrylic painting of the Quaddy Lighthouse in Maine.
May 2 First Friday found a very interesting guest artist in the Jefferson County Art Guild Studio in downtown Fairbury. Her name is Judy Holliger and she and her husband live in Diller, Nebraska. But during the winter they travel south to Port Aransas, Texas. During their time there, her husband fishes while she combs the beach for ocean treasures. She finds shells and fragments of all kinds of sea-life. Her artistic eye and creative mind visualize how she can create works of art from these wave-washed items. Then she mats and frames them and she has a treasure-trove of ocean relics transformed into shell art. Her art will be on display at the Art Studio in Fairbury come and see how unique it is!
Jefferson County Art Guild met Monday evening, April 28 at the Union Bank for a 6:30 p.m. Potluck supper and business meeting. Several visitors were present making our total attendance twenty people. Janette Bangert and LaVeda Fry were hostesses for the evening.
Business of the evening was exhibiting and judging the pieces of art to be sent to the ANAC State Show. Julia Noyes from Noyes Art Gallery in Lincoln was judge of our show.
One of the guests for the evening was Judy Holliger from Diller. She will return Friday evening, May 2 for Fairburys First Friday Art Walk. She has created a unique art form she calls Beach Junk Art. Her novel creatures are composed entirely of objects found on the beach of the Gulf Coast in Texas.
She and her husband Bill, spend some time each winter in Port Aransas, Texas. Bill does a lot of surf and deep sea fishing. Judy gets seasick, hence a lot of time for beach combing. Her showing will be at the Art Studio from5-8 p.m.
Photo caption: Contributed PhotoGirl Scout Troop #327 Gives Back!-Girl Scout Troop #327 went to Rays last Thursday April 24 and spent $100 of their cookie sales money. They purchased 172 items for Blue Valley Food Pantry.