Pathways and Senator Tarr Offer Community a Seat

Pathways and Senator Tarr Offer Community a Seat

Pathways for Children Raffles Off Youth Sized Chair Painted By Senator Bruce Tarr

Pathways for Children is pleased to announce that they will be raffling off a youth-sized Adirondack chair designed and painted by Senator Bruce Tarr. ‘Sesame Street Sitter’ will be on display at the Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce, 33 Commercial Street, Gloucester, where tourists and community members can stop by for a free chance to win a one-of-a-kind piece of artwork. Visitors can stop by the Chamber during the month of August and enter to win. The winner will be drawn on Tuesday, September 5, 2006, and contacted soon after.

“Painting this chair was a great experience and a great way to support Pathways,” commented Tarr. “I hope the chair will find its way to a good home where a child can enjoy this unusual piece of artwork and funds can be raised to support this great organization.”

Senator Tarr, along with Jack Good, will be our guest auctioneers for the CHAIRS for CHILDREN Gala, which will be held on Saturday, September 16. The auction will include 10 youth-sized chairs offered in a Silent Auction format, and 33 adult chairs which will be featured in a Live Auction. Tickets for the fundraising event are $100 per person, and include complimentary cocktails and hors d’ouevres. For more information about CHAIRS for CHILDREN, to add your name to the Gala Invitation List, or to place a proxy bid on a chair, please contact Stephanie Walters at 978-281-2400 ext. 154, or at

CHAIRS for CHILDREN is the much anticipated follow up to 2004’s Lobster Landings event, which raised more than $130,000 to help Pathways fill the gaps in children’s programming caused by cutbacks in state and local funding. This unique event features 45 custom-designed Adirondack chairs painted and decorated by renowned Cape Ann artists. These distinctive canvases are on display, and will be auctioned in September to directly benefit Pathways’ programs. The event has been made possible through sponsorship donations from local businesses – including event sponsors TD Banknorth and Varian Semiconductor Equipment – community groups, and individuals, as well as the support of local artists.

Pathways for Children is a leading provider of quality child care and early education for children from birth through age twelve, annually serving more than 400 children on Cape Ann. Pathways is a nonprofit agency whose unique focus is a combination of child development and family-strengthening programs. For more information about Pathways for Children programs, or how you can help, call 978-281-2400.