General News · 31st August 2015
Oriane Lee Johnston
Thanks from Africa Horses & Elephants!
In a heartwarming finale to the Old Schoolhouse Gallery summer season and the Annual Members' show, there was a full house for Oriane Lee's presentation of Zimbabwe last Friday. Ann Mortifee opened with her deeply-stirring original song "Africa," and closed the evening by auctioning her African beaded marriage necklace; Lynnea Lumbard was the recipient, spontaneously gifted by her husband Rick Paine for their 25th wedding anniversary. Frances Guthrie high bid for the jar of wild honey from the Mavuradonha Wilderness - spiritual nectar, Oriane Lee calls it. Our community contributed generously to support the horses in the wilderness preservation project and the elephant refuge. Tatenda, shamwari ~ thank you, blessed friends!