- August 21, 2012
The Aglow Maryville, Missouri, Lighthouse held an art/music festival at a local mall on June 30th,highlighting local artists and musicians. Young and old alike enjoyed displays that featured paintings, photography, sketches and crafts. Live music highlighted the afternoon, and despite the increasing temperatures, spirits stayed high.
One special activity included a quilt display with a station set up for children to create their own block for a quilt. The quilt, including the crayon drawings of youngsters, will be donated to the Maryville Women and Children's Center.
Aglow's Northwest Missouri Area Advisor, Katey Fletchal, said the group continually looks for ways to give to the local community. "We really like to do outreach projects," Fletchall said. "The adults enjoyed the paintings here, and the kids really loved the quilting project. It is a fun day. Our goal is to help as many people as we can."
The Maryville Lighthouse holds multiple charity events throughout the year, including a booth at the county fair, and frequent donations to various local centers. Though this is the first year the group has held an art/music festival, Fletchall and others were happy with the outcome. "We thought it would be a good idea to do the art show and music festival," Fletchall said. "There are so many good local artists that want to be part of a good cause."
The group has been a part of Nodaway County for more than 20 years, and plans to continue to help others through fun, family-oriented events.