Rhododendron Festival Raffle
A beautiful stained-glass piece of art has been donated by local artist Chuck Peters for the Rhododendron Festival’s traditional raffle. Proceeds will benefit the Mentone Area Preservation Association.
Tickets cost $2 each, or 3 for $5, and are available in Mentone at The Graceful Giraffe, Green Leaf Grill, Moon Lake Community Library, Wildflower Café, Mentone Market, and Plowshares Bistro, Triple "G" Tradin Post, and in Valley Head at Bell Battelle.
During the Festival, tickets will be available at MAPA's Information booths at Brow Park and the Mentone Springs Hotel site.
The winning ticket will be drawn at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday at Brow Park Pavilion. The winner does not need to be present.
The stained-glass piece measures 21" wide by 27" high and is valued at $500. Central to the piece are two plates of depression-era glass which Chuck bought at the World’s Longest Yard Sale. (Depression-era laundry soap manufacturers used to put glass plates in their boxes to stimulate sales.) This stunning work of art is sure to add a touch of elegance and color to your home. It is currently on display at Mentone Market.
An artist, designer, and craftsman throughout his life, Chuck has been creating stained glass windows and sculptures since the early 1970s. Chuck’s ongoing passion for stained glass has led him to offer his talents professionally. Residences, governments, commercial businesses and numerous galleries now display his work. His studio, Cloudland Stained Glass, is located on his 40-acre organic farm north of Mentone. He has lived in the area for the past 28 years. Chuck can be contacted at 706-859-8211, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or on Facebook at ‘Cloudland Stained Glass.’