The following letter was submitted by Northeast Democratic Club member Venita Strange.
The Northeast Democratic Club will host an art auction and sale to raise funds for the Obama/Biden 2012 re-election fund on Saturday, May 12.
Admission to the 50's themed fundraiser is $20 and ticket holders will save 10% on purchases over $100. It will be held at the club's headquarters on 6027 York Blvd. from 4-8 p.m. The headquarters in 2008 were so successful that they decided to do it again. D.J. Dan Medina will provide lively music of the period.
The beautiful design of the graphics advertising the event was designed by local artist Terri Lloyd. There will be old time sodas and candies donated by John Neese, owner of . He has also generously donated a beautiful limited edition print by the popular painter Thomas Kinkade. Valet of the Dolls will provide valet service.
Recently, $5,000 in Northeast Democratic funds were stolen in the Kinde Durkee embezzlement scheme that resulted in the loss of $8 million political funds by Senator Diane Feinstein and other politicians and political clubs. So, any help we could receive from the community would be greatly appreciated.
Duane Baker, the art teacher, has made available art from his students to be on display at the event.
Artists and collectors have responded to a call for art, and have donated their art for the curated sale. Al Strange, club President, is encouraging patrons to come and wear clothing of the 50s.
Local politicians are expected to attend as are the artists and neighborhood supporters of the Northeast Democratic Club, which has been active in the local area since 1955.
Local committee members include Terri Lloyd, Teri Bonsell and Venita Strange.