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Published 12:00 am Friday, September 14, 2007

FRANKLIN—A little hope can go a long way.

That is one reason the Southampton Memorial Hospital/East Pavilion Memory Walk team is inviting the public to attend its first Give Us Hope art auction and reception.

The event will be held Thursday, Sept. 13, beginning at 5:30 p.m. at the Cypress Cove Country Club and features artwork created by six residents at East Pavilion. The works will be on display during the reception, where hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar will be available.

The auction, with host John Moore Drewry of Courtland, will get under way at 6:30 p.m. All six pieces, created by Nathaniel Holloway, Margie Ritter, Rose Kitchen, Mable Everett, Eunice Rice and Lilly Belle Faison, will be auctioned at that time.

According to Melissa Flythe of the East Pavilion Activities Department, mats and frames for each painting have been donated by three area businesses—Franklin Art & Frameworks, Hollowell Art Studio in Carrsville and Bradshaw’s Picture Frame Shop in Suffolk.

“We selected the best pieces from the work the residents’ completed during art class this spring,” she said.

“All of the proceeds from the tickets and auction sales will benefit the Alzheimer’s Association.”

Tickets for the Give Us Hope event are available for a $20 donation each. For more information and to purchase tickets, contact Esther Francis, 569-6286; Melissa Flythe, 569-6289; Brenda Barnes, 569-6126; Marti Clark, 569-6456; or Anne Williams, 569-6182.