Love & Literacy | The Literacy Council and Learning Center
The enchanting handmade necklaces on sale at Dusty’s Rhodes Superette (493 Dillard Road in Highlands) are testament to the Plateau’s boundless creative spirit and its generous heart.
When creativity and caring come together, great things happen and our community thrives.
A perfect example of this is what is happening at Dusty’s Rhodes Superette this August. The talented and generous souls who simply refer to themselves as friends of the community have found a way to meld their artistry with giving back by making and selling one-of-a-kind necklaces, and giving the proceeds to a local nonprofit.
Their successful event in December raised over $3,000 for the local Food Pantry.
This summer the nonprofit they’re supporting is The Literacy Council and Learning Center.
Each unique necklace is truly a one-of-a-kind work of art and features one or more handcrafted ceramic beads, which are formed, fired and handpainted in an array of colors and designs. These beautiful creations are often combined with wooden beads and are then strung on suede cords of different colors and lengths. Whether vibrant colors and bold patterns are to your taste, or you prefer a more subtle pastel palette, you’re likely to find just what you need from their selections. Priced at only $20-$25 each, you’ll likely buy more than one.
They’ve chosen the Literacy Council and Learning Center as the recipient of the proceeds because they wanted to spotlight education since August is our back-to-school month. The Literacy Council is a valuable educational resource in our community for people of all ages. They offer programs for students such as after school enrichment, homework helpers and individual tutoring. They also offer programs for adults such as English as second language and GED classes, adult literacy programs and a senior book exchange.
The partnership of these caring crafts people with such a vital non-profit illustrates the love and caring that make our community special. Stop by Dusty’s in August and make your choices-they’ll be going fast.