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Dear Friends,

Wow! Waynesville, Ohio, certainly knows how to do fundraisers!

Last Wednesday evening I attended a fundraising dinner at the home of Alan and Sue Eakle to benefit the Greene County Chapter (known as Greenebucs) of National AMBUCS™, Inc. AMBUCS is a national non-profit service organization dedicated to creating mobility and independence for children and adults with disabilities through the provision of AmTryke® therapeutic tricycles.

Outside the Eakle home on Wednesday evening for the Greenebucs fundraising event; this was the beginning of a most beautiful night with terrific people. The food was fantastic, and I even got to judge a cake contest with two other people. I loved the carrot cake! L. to R.: Me, Alan Eakle (Greenebucs member and host of the event), Richard Lynch (of Richard Lynch and His Musical Friends band and co-owner of Keepin' It Country Farm), in front of Richard is Donna Campbell (co-owner of Keepin' It Country Farm), Laura DeRamus and Kathy Heims (owners of Canada Goose Gallery), and Karen Morris (with Canada Goose Gallery).

L. to R.: Pat McWilliams (member of Greenebucs), Laura DeRamus (Canada Goose Gallery), me, and Alan and Sue Eakle (members of Greenebucs and hosts of the event).

Thursday evening I participated in a candlelight vigil to honor those affected by breast cancer and support those currently fighting the disease. As many of you know, I am a thankful twenty-plus-year survivor of breast cancer, and it was wonderful to see the street lit up with so many candles of support.

Friday's show at Canada Goose Gallery was a happy time spent among friends both old and new. Pat Campbell helped me at my signing table, and she made the best apple pie I've ever tasted. She always makes the best cookies, too, whenever I come to town, and I eat them on the way home. It was also fun seeing my friends Randy and Ginny Myers, who came to the show on Friday on their way to Ohio State University's football game on Saturday.

Randy & Ginny Myers sure do love the Buckeyes! Here, they're making "O" and "H" letters with their arms in keeping with OSU's tradition of fans making "O-H-I-O" with their arms during games. Don't you love their truck!

O-H-I-O will be released during my show with Gallery Art Center in Columbus, OH, December 10-11. For more information, please contact the gallery at 614-442-1109.

Friday evening we attended a fundraising dinner with live country music and live and silent auctions to benefit Pals for Life Breast Cancer Support Group at Keepin' It Country Farm. What a crowd and what fun!

The event was held in the barn at Keepin' It Country Farm, which is owned by Richard Lynch and Donna Campbell. Their barn is featured in my new Ohio Poster. They had a barn-full!

Country music was provided by Richard Lynch and His Musical Friends.

I first met Cora at a fundraising event for Greenebucs that was held in conjunction with a show with Canada Goose Gallery last year. Cora received an AmTryke® therapeutic tricycle during that event, which has greatly improved her mobility. She asked me to dance with her Friday night, and she did great!

This beautiful quilt was made around one of my hand-painted fabric centerpieces by Marian Gebele of Beavercreek, OH, pictured with me above. The quilt was auctioned during Friday night's event to benefit both Greenebucs and the P. Buckley Moss Foundation for Children's Education. Another quilt will be auctioned during the Foundation's fundraising dinner in Richmond, VA, on November 4.

Before Canada Goose's show started Saturday morning, we participated in a walk as part of Waynesville's "Hands Across the Country, Denim and Pink Weekend" fight against breast cancer. Again, there was a huge turn-out in support of this very important cause, and I was honored to be part of it.

Good friends! L. to R.: Laura DeRamus (Canada Goose Gallery), Lee Philpott (owner of the B & B where I stay when I'm in Waynesville), Dawn Schroeder (Executive Director of the Waynesville Area Chamber of Commerce), Barb Lindsay (Events Coordinator for the Waynesville Area Chamber of Commerce), and me.

Participants arriving for the walk.

Laura DeRamus and me before the walk started.

It filled my heart with joy to see so many people of all ages (and their dogs) come out in support of breast cancer.

During the walk, Hope was fitted by Greenebucs with a therapeutic tryke, and she was thrilled to be able to participate. She and her tryke are pictured above with Greenebucs member Alan Eakle and me.

This Friday I'm flying out to Iowa for shows with County Gallery in Story City and White's Gallery in Osceola. I'll be with Pat Hill and friends at Country Gallery on Saturday, October 30, and with the White family and friends at White's Gallery on Sunday, October 31. This is going to be a fun weekend, and we'll be releasing three new prints to mark the occasion. I'm also very much looking forward to a get-together with the Heart of Iowa Chapter of the P. Buckley Moss Society on Friday night.

Home of the Cyclones, above, features Iowa State University's Jack Trice Stadium; and, Our Little Cyclone, below, features a brand new ISU fan. Both prints will be available this weekend at Country Gallery (515-733-2262) and White's Gallery (641-342-7152). For more information, please contact the galleries.

Small Town 4th of July will be released during my show with White's Gallery on Sunday, October 31. For more information, please contact the gallery at 641-342-7152.

See you soon! Happy Halloween!


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