Darke Shelter from Violence receives funds from St. Patrick’s Day & Eclipse weekends

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Annie Sonner Director of the Darke Shelter from Violence receiving funds from the St. Patrick’s Day and Eclipse weekends of music. (Submitted photo)

GREENVILLE – The Darke County Shelter from Violence received substantial funds from several Pubs, Bars & Coffee Shops over the St. Parick’s Day weekend and from the Eclipse Days festivities here in Darke County.

On Thursday, March 14, Annie Sonner, Director of the Shelter for Battered Women, attended the Alchemy Cocktail Lounge St. Patrick’s Day activities, which consisted of a “Meet & Greet” with Greenville Mayor Jeff Whitaker and a buffet of Corned Beef sandwiches, Cabbage Rolls, and Irish Cobbler Potatoes, catered by Mike James. And true Irish music was provided in the “Upper Room” at the Alchemy by folk singer-songwriter T Ora. Both the Mayor and Sonner were interviewed via video link by TV Channel 2 Dayton.

This was also the night of the destructive Darke County tornadoes, and the celebration had to be cut short, as guests huddled on the first floor, and they were able to witness through the thunder and lightning, images of the tornadoes passing North of Greenville. The Alchemy St. Partick’s Day weekend festivities continued on Friday & Saturday with funds being raised not only for the Shelter, but also for Red Cross Darke County Tornado relief.

The Shelter also benefitted from two nights of music at the Coffee Pot, on Friday and Saturday of the Eclipse weekend, April 5 and 6.