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REGATTA: Chairs go on auction block for charity

Regatta-goers contemplate their favorite chairs during the 2011 Windsurfing Regatta and Unvarnished Music Festival.

WORTHINGTON — Each year, the Daily Globe organizes a chair-ity event for the Windsurfing Regatta and Unvarnished Music Festival. Local sponsors purchase and decorate Adirondack-style chairs, which are auctioned off to the public with the proceeds going to a local charity.

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This year, bidders will be vying for pairs of chairs.

“There is an adult Adirondack chair and then a child’s matching chair,” explained Daily Globe Circulation Manager Lori Caster. “They are supposed to be painting them theme-related so they match. It will be fun to see what they do.”

The beneficiary of this year’s auction will be Love In the Name of Christ (Love INC),

Love INC is an organization that networks local churches, volunteers and comunity organizations to help people in need, first by providing basics like food and clothing, but also through long-term responses such as life-skills training and transitional housing programs.

The chairs will be on display in the Daily Globe tent on Sailboard Beach during the first days of the Regatta, and the public can vote on their favorites by placing coins and bills in designated containers. Those proceeds will also go to Love INC.

While at the Daily Globe tent, people can also pick up a copy of that day’s newspaper, register for daily door prizes and grab a bottle of water provided by Culligan.

The Daily Globe tent will be open from 4:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday; 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday and Friday; 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday; and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday.

The chairs will be sold at 5 p.m. Saturday by veteran auctioneer Jack Sliver.

Beth Rickers

Beth Rickers is the veteran in the newspaper staff with 25 years as the Daily Globe's Features Editor. Interests include cooking, traveling and beer tasting and making with her home-brewing husband, Bryan. She writes an Area Voices blog called Lagniappe, which is a Creole term that means "a little something extra." It can be found at  

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