White Rock artists to resume sale of ‘firefly lanterns’ to support food bank – Surrey Now-Leader

Bob Jadis, along with a team of painters and an engraver, sell firefly lanterns with 100 percent of funds allocated to the Sources South Surrey White Rock Food Bank. (Photo provided)

White Rock artists to resume sale of “firefly lanterns” to support food bank

A group of volunteers get ready for the holiday sales

After taking a hiatus during the summer months, a group of artists from White Rock will resume selling “Firefly Lanterns” to benefit the South Surrey / White Rock Sources Food Bank.

The modest effort to raise additional cash for Sources began at the start of the year. Artists paint and engrave recycled wine bottles and sell them for $ 40, with every cent earned going to the food bank. The bottles are lit by a light garland attached to an artificial cork, creating a “firefly” effect.

Organized by Trude and Bob Jadis and a few volunteer artists, the effort has so far raised over $ 9,000 for the food bank.

SEE ALSO: Lanterns Fly From Shelves As White Rock’s Fundraising Gets Momentum

The artists have started to prepare for the Christmas season.

“Instead of the Christmas spirit, we’re changing the price from $ 50 to $ 50 to make seasonal shopping a lot easier for our customers,” Trude said Sunday, Nov. 7.

Hand-engraved bottles sell for $ 150.

“They are works of art. They take the artist three good days to set up. People can ask for certain things on the bottle and it will try to adjust… it’s very flexible, ”Trude said.

People can purchase bottles by calling Trude at 604-928-9659 or by emailing [email protected] Trude has a showroom in her condominium, located near Blackwood Street and North Bluff Road.

Additionally, people can view or purchase the bottles at Pelican Rouge Cafe (15142 North Bluff Rd.) Or Community Closet (1341 B Johnston Rd.)

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