Gem and Mineral Society of the Palm Beaches!
Because of your February meeting, we
could add 7' 8" to the Neverending Necklace.
A special Thanks goes to President
Jen Ursillo. Along with her dad, Jeff, she has been supporting the
project for a very long time and always makes the necklace feel
And to add some expressions of
gratitude, we'd like to thank Kδrin Sexton, who invited the
Neverending Necklace for this month's program. The guest she brought
with her even donated her door prize: a Buddha pendant (see picture
However, the first door prize winner
gave up his beautiful strand of colorful beads and donated it to the
Love & Peace Project. Thank you, Ron Ketelaar!
And the most emotional gesture of
all, that will never be forgotten: Andrea Donovan from Massachusetts
donated an American Flag piece.
There is a story behind it: Andrea
is a volunteer with the
a non-profit organization who greets returning troops when they land
back on American soil.
These volunteers take tattered flags
and cut out the stars in order to give these to the returning
These star pieces are also handed to
the departing troops - a task which is inherently more difficult for
these caring volunteers.
As you can see below, this is a very
loving way of welcoming our heroes upon their arrival. Kudos to this
group and a friendly greeting to all you "Pease Greeters!"
The beads that were spontaneously
donated by Ron Ketelaar
Your dedications as they were
...and after your beads were strung
The Buddha pendant, donated by Kδrin
The heart and Black Tourmaline that
was given to the necklace by Andrea Donovan
This flag piece will have its
own, very special section on the Neverending Necklace
A row of red wooden beads
Detail of dedicated beads