On June 23rd, the Spartina 449 store in Highlands sponsored a “Mermaids for a Cause” Event to benefit Peggy Crosby Center. Supporters, tenants and friends of PCC were invited to the event, that was also open to all visitors who came into the store that day. Shoppers were treated to wine, cheese and fruit while they perused the beautiful Spartina handbags, accessories, jewelry and clothing. The event included a raffle of numerous items donated by Spartina and other Highlands merchants. Spartina 449 offered a discount of 15% on all purchases between 1:00 - 3:00 and donated 10% of these sales to Peggy Crosby.
Five members of the Board of the Peggy Crosby Center packaged the eclipse glasses collected for recycling. Approximately 2,000 glasses were contributed to PCC. These used and unused eclipse glasses will be sent to Astronomers Without Borders where AWP will distribute them to schools in South America and southeast Asia for use during the eclipse in 2019.