LOCAL BUSINESSES

Hidden Treasures

by | Sep 15, 2019 | Local Businesses

Davidson, a charming community with its Main Street appeal and individual unique stores, attracts many visitors and residents. Browsers often find merchandise that is not customary elsewhere and this is what makes Davidson attractive for shopping. Overlooked or unknown to many visitors, five blocks further south on Main St., is a treasure trove of artistic gifts to purchase.

The Wooden Stone Gallery is a must for shoppers to check out unique arts and crafts. There are so many choices! The Wooden Stone Gallery, owned and operated by Evelyn and Van Crawford, has a vast variety of creative gifts to purchase, no matter what the occasion.

 I asked Evelyn if she would agree to carry pottery for the benefit of a non- profit organization (Leiomyosarcoma) fundraiser. The potter, Yvonne Cooper of Cincinnati, Ohio, has been playing with clay full time for 40 years and is a survivor of LMS, herself. Yvonne Cooper graciously donates her handmade clay mugs and platters to support the National Leiomyosarcoma Foundation. They can be found in The Wooden Gallery, along with other beautiful and original pottery. The variety of Yvonne’s work is creative, colorful, non-toxic, dishwasher safe, and microwavable. Pottery lovers will find pieces of art not only by Yvonne, but other artists.

Leiomyosarcoma- LMS is a rare and aggressive cancer. Since LMS is a soft tissue cancer, it can be found in fat, muscles, nerves, tendons, blood, and lymph vessels. Anyone afflicted with rare cancer or diseases understands that research needs financial support. Seeking support to raise funds is almost a full time job. When you purchase a handmade clay mug or dish made by Yvonne, you are donating the entire cost to the LMS Foundation. Besides LMS Research Funding, Patient/Family Education and Support are provided through the Foundation’s activities.

The LMS Foundation is grateful to Evelyn and Van for their willingness to support the LMS mission, along with another Davidson merchant, Woodie’s Auto Service, who generously supports the Foundation through the Davidson Rotary dur ing “Christmas in Davidson.”

If you live in the Davidson, Cornelius, or Huntersville area and wish to know more about the LMS Foundation, go to the website, or to .Facebook.

Questions or contact may be directed to me, Madeline Wood, at my email, if you are a resident of Davidson, and if you or someone you know has been diagnosed with LMS or is a survivor.

The Foundation appreciates all support and recognizes that “No Act of Kindness, No Matter How Small, is Ever Wasted.”  – Aesop

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