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Summer in the Mountains: Homeless shelter fundraiser set for Saturday

By Staff | Jul 24, 2020

Black Dog Coffee will be the location for an outdoor fundraising event where vendors will sell their wares while raising funds for the homeless in the community on Saturday. Toni Milbourne

SHENANDOAH JUNCTION – Black Dog Coffee in Shenandoah Junction will be the site for Summer in the Mountains, a fundraising event earmarked to assist the homeless and less fortunate in the community. Recipients of the proceeds include the Martinsburg Union Rescue Mission, Bethany House and Eastern Panhandle Empowerment Center.

The event, scheduled on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in an outdoor arena, will feature multiple vendors offering their wares.

The vendors onsite will include Wild Rose Soap Company, with a variety of soaps, lotions and bath bombs; Drakiln Glass, with fused glass gifts and jewelry; Shade’s Farm, with raw local honey and beeswax candles; North Mountain Apothecary, with soaps, lotions and body scrubs; Sister Sue’s Homemade Jams; Carol’s Quilts and More; Good Vibes Pottery; and Live Young Candles.

Other sellers include James Horner, a woodworker, as well as Shenandoah Metal Fab, Thistle & Lark homemade jewelry, Antietam Feltworks, Mossy Nest Pottery and Accidentally Awesome handmade enamel and wood pens. Shoppers will also be able to find goods from The Sliced Pair, specializing in leather jewelry and Sparkle Strands Fairy Hair.

Food items from C&G Authentic Jamaican Jerk Chicken; homemade chocolate chip cookies; and iced coffees, bakery items and lattes from Black Dog Coffee will be available for purchase at the event throughout the day.

In addition to the in-person vendors, five artists will be doing virtual festival live feeds from their homes. They will be posting links to their items for shipping and local pickup options.

To aid in the fundraising efforts, a raffle will be held to benefit the recipient organizations. Handmade prizes have been donated by the various artists. Raffle tickets will cost $1 per ticket.

For those who may not wish to attend the event in person, there is an opportunity to purchase a West Virginia Gift Box to support the artists. The cost of the box is $35, plus shipping if local pickup is not an option.

Monetary donations and donations of canned goods and toiletries will also be accepted. Several nonprofit organizations will also be on-site to disperse information on the services they provide in the area.

Admission to the event is free.