The Parish Church of St. Helena will present Art for Missions, an art auction to benefit the church’s foreign mission teams, from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, May 2, at Lemon Island Retreat, 101 Okatie Highway. The auction will provide an opportunity for many to tour the Retreat, a 15,000-square-foot home designed by Jim Strickland and currently available for purchase. The auction will feature the work of many local artists including Julia Anderson, Sandra Baggette, Gloria Dalvini, Karen and Floyd Day, Nancy Fox, Julia Hetherington, Greg Rawls, Mary Segars, Linda Tully and William Vincent. The Rev. Jeffrey Miller, rector of St. Helena’s, will be the auctioneer. Admission of $20 per person or $30 per couple includes the auction and a wine and cheese reception. Tickets are on sale at the church office, 507 Newcastle St. Beaufort. Details: Melba Thomas, 843-522-1712, ext. 230, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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