Haitian Art Auction at Café Ole
By Tamara Cook
Café Ole Restaurant will host an art auction benefiting Louverture Cleary School in Haiti on Saturday, May 21 from 5-8pm. Join us for live music by Frank Montelone and his Boz’s Soggy Bottom Boys along with free appetizers and a cash bar. All paintings for the auction are coming directly from Haiti; the silent auction is from 5-8pm and a live auction starts at 7pm.
The Louverture Cleary School, a Catholic, tuition-free boarding school, serves only the poorest of poor students. Through donations, LCS has recently grown to be able to feed, house, and educate 350 students annually at the low cost of $7 per student per day. Ninety percent of LCS graduates have a steady job or attend college upon graduation. The students of Louverture transfer their knowledge to more than 200 children and adults through after-school literacy programs. So far, five graduates have become doctors and fifteen more are in medical school to help fight the disease and high death rate that faces the population of Haiti.
All proceeds of this event will go directly to Louverture Cleary School. For more information or to make a donation, call 901-210-7463 or go to haitianproject.org.
Café Ole is located in the Cooper-Young Historic District at 959 South Cooper Street.