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Support Healing Arts Fair and Helen Hale | Letter

April 24, 2013 · Updated 3:28 PM

On behalf of the Healing Arts Center, I’d like to invite the community to take part in the Spring Health Fair, April 27 and 28.  Twice a year the practitioners donate their services to the center, and the center in turn offers those sessions at discounted rates: $45/hour and $25/half hour. There are also a variety of appointments offered outside of the fair weekend if you can’t make it. This is a very popular event in the community, allowing people new and old to the center to try a variety of modalities and styles of massage, acupuncture, counseling, and energy work. It’s a very healthy and dynamic way to nourish yourself, while supporting the mission of the nonprofit Healing Arts Center.

This weekend’s fair is a milestone for many reasons.  This year the Healing Arts Center is celebrating its 25th anniversary.  Since we’ve offered fairs twice a year since 1988, it’s likely that we’ve offered 50 of these health fairs to date (so many we’ve basically lost count).  In addition to our biannual fairs, the Healing Arts Center gives back to the community by donating services to many organizations such as the Montessori and Salmonberry schools, OPAL Community Land-trust, FEAST, and the Funhouse, just to name a few. The Healing Arts Center also has donated or offered discounted rates to individuals struggling through illness and hard financial times.

The 2013 Spring Fair is also a bittersweet marking of time, as Helen Hale will be unable to offer her intuitive readings or volunteer at the desk. Many of you know Helen or would recognize her as the always jovial, smiling receptionist with a Southern accent. She has been a mainstay at the reception desk as well as our treasurer for 15 years. The Healing Arts Center is her home, and its members her family. After a resilient and optimistic battle with cancer for the last few years, her health has rapidly diminished in the last few weeks.  Although she is still with us on the earth, she will be sorely missed at this year’s fair.

In addition to our non-profit fundraiser, we will also be collecting funds to help Helen through this very difficult time. Helen holds a special place in her heart for these fairs. It brings her great joy when we have a successful one. Please join us this weekend in support of the Healing Arts Center and of Helen. It’s been our honor to serve for the last 25 years.

Christopher Evans

Healing Arts Center Vice-President

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