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Ceramics Fundraiser to Benefit Vermont Foodbank

Ceramics Fundraiser to Benefit Vermont Foodbank

The 23rd annual Thrown-A-Thon allows students and the general public to create ceramic items to sell to support charitable causes.

October 20, 2017

The 23rd annual Johnson State College Thrown-A-Thon, at which students and the general public create ceramic items to sell, will be noon-midnight Oct. 20 at the campus Visual Arts Center ceramics studio in Room 117.

Members of the public may participate for $5 a person. The artwork made is donated to the studio, where students dry, fire, glaze and re-fire the pieces to sell at JSC’s annual Holiday Ceramics Sale on Nov. 15.

Proceeds from the sale will benefit the Vermont Foodbank and Operation Smile, an organization that provides free surgery for children born with a cleft palate.

Over the years, JSC has donated enough money to Operation Smile for nearly 50 facial reconstructive surgeries, handmade quilts and hospital gowns. In recent years, the college’s donation has been matched by various corporations. The ceramics sale also has raised money for other organizations, including HIV-AIDS awareness organization Vermont CARES and the Clarina Howard Nichols Center, which addresses domestic and sexual violence in Lamoille County.

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