'A Chair to Remember' Chair Exhibit and Auction

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This time is upon us; all those beautifully painted Adirondack chairs are on the auction block for charity. 

“A Chair to Remember”, a project initiated by the Needham Merchants Association and Needham Restaurant Association in partnership with the Needham Business Association (“NBA”), is the collaborative effort of the business owners who purchased the chairs and the artists who designed and painted them. The response to the call for merchants and artists has been overwhelming, with over 50 chairs having been created. All of the chairs will be on exhibit at James Hugh Powers Hall at Town Hall starting on Tuesday, Sept. 25 through Friday, Sept. 28 during regular business hours.

The chairs will be auctioned off on Saturday, Sept. 29. The proceeds from this wonderful event will support Needham High School scholarships for students interested in the arts and business, as well as town beautification projects. A silent auction will be held from 6-7:30 p.m. and the live auction will begin at 7:30 p.m.

Other items included in the Silent Auction are: Discover the Merchants of Needham Gift Basket; Discover the Restaurants of Needham Gift Basket; Designs by Devra Jewelry and handbag; four posters from the Rally for Aly autographed by Needham’s own Olympic triple medalist, Aly Raisman; signed copy of “Against All Odds” donated by its author, Senator Scott Brown; large basket lantern to go with your chair; and three small Adirondack chairs designed and painted by Artist Nicole DiCicco and donated by the Council of Economic Advisors.    

Local musicians will perform during the event.

A ticket donation of $10 per person entitles you to the delicious wine, beverages, appetizers and desserts generously donated by Needham’s own local caterers, restaurants, bakeries, businesses, and individuals. 

Tickets are limited so purchase yours early at any of the following locations: Taylor’s Stationery, Perennial Designs, Closet Exchange, Black Sheep, The Grey Goose, and The Center Café.  (Cash only please.) Tickets will also be available, while they last, at the door.


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