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Guilford Art Center offers support with "Bells for Boston"

To honor and benefit victims of the Boston Marathon bombing, Guilford Art Center, in conjunction with North Country Wind Bells, is holding a special offer in the Shop, Bells for Boston. During the month of May, the Art Center will donate 100% of proceeds of the sale of North Country’s “Boston Harbor Bell” to “The One Fund Boston,” established to help people affected by the tragic events of April 15, 2013. North Country Wind Bells are makers of handcrafted steel nautical and garden items, located in Maine. Each bell measures 10 inches, is powder-coated to withstand the elements, and comes with a Whale’s Tail wind catcher that strikes the unique tone of the buoys of the Boston Harbor. The “The One Fund” was established by Boston's Mayor Thomas M. Menino and Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick immediately following the Marathon bombing; funds raised will help support victims. “We all have Boston in our hearts, and so many people on the Connecticut shoreline have a connection to the city,” says Guilford Art Center Shop Administrator Allie Hyzak. “Hearing these bells can be a beautiful reminder of a great city and its citizens.” The Boston Harbor Bell is $58.00 plus tax, and can be shipped for an additional $5.00. The Art Center is also sponsoring Cards for the Kids; art supplies will be on hand in the school building lobby for kids to make cards for students at the Neighborhood House Charter School in Dorchester, MA, where Martin Richard, the youngest victim of the bombings, attended school. Kids will have the opportunity to make a card for the children who lost their friend (suggested theme: “Spring, a time for a new beginning.”) Guilford Art Center located at 411 Church Street, Guilford. For more information contact www.guilfordartcenter.org or call 203-453-5947.

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