LAUREL, MS (WDAM) - Lovers of fine art gathered in Jones County Saturday night to take part in a fund raising event for the South Central Health Care Foundation.
The 5th annual, Art of Healing was held to raise money for that foundation's many community health initiatives. Paintings, sculpture, pottery and woodworking pieces were up for auction.
Organizers hoped to raise about $25,000.
"We have monthly Wellness Wednesday screenings, these are complimentary to the community and the funds that are raised here tonight are used to pay for those and those help with different types of illness, targeted towards preventative health care," said Becky Collins, event coordinator.
More than 225 pieces of art were donated for the event.