Cindie Seavey, second from right, with her MS Walk friends and sons Luke and Tyler
Percent of sales to benefit the Multiple Sclerosis Society
by Janet Stoica
September’s Multiple Sclerosis Annual Challenge Walk tested Cyndie Seavey’s resolve as she finished the Cape Cod hike in fine fashion despite her personal MS challenges, and she is set to do it again next year.
Now, Cyndie and her family, friends, and vendor sponsors have planned a fundraiser for this Sunday, December 2, that is sure to please anyone who is looking for unique holiday gifts. The event sounds too good to pass up as the vendors are varied and non-duplicated. The Oxford Senior Center, located behind Oxford Town Hall, will be open from 2-6 pm to host the gathering. All vendors are donating a portion of their sales to the Multiple Sclerosis Society.
Cyndie and her mom, Rona Powers, look to Sunday’s shopping day as their initial fundraising effort. Having heard of this type of event through the MS association, Ms. Seavey spoke about how the one-stop holiday shopping affair “began with two vendors and it took on a life of its own.” What started out small has now grown into multiple vendors “and through the Facebook page of the Oxford 300 Committee, word has gone out to over 2,000 people. As of Monday there were over 830 individual invites,” she said. The fundraiser appears to be something new and different for the local area and Cyndie and her family are looking forward with great anticipation to Sunday.
Vendors include: 31 (organizer bags, totes, backpacks, drawstring bags, scrapbooking pockets, purses with alternating covers); Scentsy Candles (safe alternative to burning candles with wonderful aromas); Tupperware (new storage ideas); Tastefully Simple (recipes, bread & dip mixes); Pampered Chef (kitchenware, unique kitchen tools); Lia Sophia (upscale fashion jewelry); Mary Kay (cosmetics, etc.); Velata (fun fondue with premium chocolate); La Casa Spa (facials, massages); Oxford 300 Committee (offering commemorative items for the Oxford 2013 Tercentennial Celebration); Lions Club (holiday items); Wind Chimes by Sarah (unique wind chimes made from vintage silverware); and Clay QT’s (custom handmade sculptures & ornaments).