By QUINT QUALLS
The local GFWC Spring Station Woman’s Club has selected a signature logo for this year’s third annual Amethyst Affair – Art, Auction & Awareness event.
The winning entry for the Spring Station Woman’s Club’s annual gala fundraiser was submitted by Holly Dobbs, co-owner and co-founder of Dobbs Baker Agency and www.OfftheDuck.com.
“I am thrilled that our logo was selected to represent the Amethyst Affair,” Dobbs said. “My hope is that it will bring positive attention to this organization, which is so dedicated to bringing awareness to the unacceptable level of domestic violence in our county. The ladies of the GFWC Spring Station Woman’s Club, who host the Amethyst Affair, work hard and host a fantastic event every year to help counter the issue, so I am delighted to support their cause.”
Proceeds of the Amethyst Affair fundraiser benefit the Center of Hope Domestic Violence Shelter in Columbia in addition to the local Woman’s Club. Last year the GFWC presented a check for $5,000 to the Center of Hope to help expand the shelter’s housing units, namely because Maury County has the fourth highest rate of domestic violence in the state.
“In terms of the logo design, the flower represents hope,” Dobbs said. “And its blossom – like a firework exploding – symbolizes the new life that occurs when overcoming the detriments of domestic abuse, not only for the victims, but also for our society as a whole. The purple ribbon in the center represents the community coming together, which I believe is at the core of combating the issue.”
The third annual Amethyst Affair — Art, Auction & Awareness, will be held on Oct. 28, 2016, beginning at 7 p.m., at the UAW 1853 Union Hall, located at 125 Stephen P. Yokich Parkway in Spring Hill. The theme for this year’s event is “Unmasking Domestic Violence” and guests are encouraged to wear a masquerade mask to add to the excitement of the evening. Suggested dress is semi-formal/formal attire.
Tickets are $40 per person, and may be purchased online by visiting www.amethystaffair2016.eventbrite.com. The evening will include dinner as well as live and silent auctions of art provided by local artists. Sponsorships and auction donations are now being accepted.
Any questions concerning the event and inquiries about donating an auction item or becoming a sponsor for the evening may be sent by email to GFWCSpringStation@gmail.com.
The goal is to donate at least $5000 from the proceeds of the event to the Center of Hope Domestic Violence Shelter located in Columbia, which serves victims of domestic violence in Maury County.