Made in America project looking for homemade goods

February 15, 2011 

ABC News has launched a Made in America project.

They are searching for companies in the home furnishings industry to participate. ABC will buy a house and furnish it using goods made in our country.

Companies interested in offering their wares should get in touch with Ellen Gefen at ellen@thehome.com.

What fun this could be for a lucky person -- if you know someone who fits the bill let them know ASAP.

  • Zumba is the newest fitness craze. It combines Latin and World music with movements that create a really neat fitness workout. There are three basic moves in the workouts: merengue, salsa and cumbia. Anybody can do this -- especially when you hear the fabulous music. Just listen and see if you can stay still. I bet you can't. I wish someone would give Zumba lessons on Calhoun Street on Farmers Market Thursdays -- boy, could we all have fun as we squeeze the vegetables and munch on crepes.

  • I can't believe the ever young, beautiful Sandra Lunceford has been working for Bluffton for 20 years. Gosh, it doesn't seem possible that time has flown by so quickly. Stop by Town Hall and thank Sandra for her dedication to Bluffton. She deserves much praise for the wonderful job she has done as town clerk. Sandra, I hope you will be around here for another 20 years -- I don't know what the town hierarchy would do without you.

  • Stop by Four Corners Art Gallery at 1263 May River Road to see the beautiful images by Lowcountry photographer Marge Agin. The exhibit of these awe-inspiring photographs will be on display through March 14. Drop in to say hello to Teddy and Emmett McCracken at Stock Farm Antiques while you're there.

  • The Old Town Bluffton Winter Gallery Walk will take place at various Bluffton art emporiums from 3 to 8 p.m. Friday. Discover and visit with emerging and established artists in various galleries and studios in old town Bluffton. This event would be a great start to the beginning of your very own "state of mind" art collection. Details: 843-757-8185

  • The Bluffton Rotary Club is accepting applications for artists and vendors for the 33rd annual Bluffton Village Festival. The festival is held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mother's Day weekend, May 7, in old town Bluffton. The Village Festival has a large and loyal following of people who look forward each year to this glorious celebration. Details: 843-815-2277, www.blufftonvillagefestival.com

    Babbie Guscio is the social columnist for The Bluffton Packet. She can be reached at The Store on Calhoun Street.

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