‘Cena in Giardino’ Brunch and Art Show to Benefit Local Animal Sanctuary

Pittsboro, NC, April 16, 2010 --(PR.com)-- On May 8th and 9th Goathouse Refuge, a no-kill cat sanctuary in Pittsboro, will host a charity art show in the Refuge gardens. The art show will feature original designs by Siglinda Scarpa, founder of the Refuge and world-renowned artist. On May 9th guests can also come out for a brunch, where they will be treated to an authentic four course Italian meal and the music of the Goathouse Madrigal Singers. All proceeds from the events will benefit the Refuge.

“This event is the perfect opportunity for people to come out and enjoy the natural beauty of our sanctuary, Italian culture and good company while helping to support the Goathouse Refuge at the same time,” said Scarpa. “The money we raise will allow us to continue providing our cats with the resources they need to live happy, healthy lives.”

The art show will take place from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Refuge gardens on both days. Scarpa’s one-of-a-kind pieces will be on display and available for purchase. On May 8th, a representative from Silpada Jewelry will showcase handcrafted sterling silver designs. A percentage of all jewelry sales will be donated to the Refuge.

The brunch on May 9th will feature an authentic four course Italian meal made with local organic ingredients. The brunch will begin at 2 p.m., with seating ending at 4 p.m. Guests will enjoy a Renaissance-inspired performance by the Goathouse Madrigal Singers as they dine in the picturesque Refuge gardens beneath large tents. Guests will be treated to complimentary coffee and Italian wine. The cost is $65 per person, and due to limited seating guests are encouraged to make reservations by emailing brunch@goathouserefuge.org.

The Goathouse Refuge is a non-profit, cage free animal sanctuary located in Chatham County on a 16-acre farm. Through the generous support of local organizations and cat lovers alike, volunteers are able to provide food, shelter and medical care for nearly 250 abandoned cats.

To learn more about The Goathouse Refuge, including volunteer and donor opportunities, visit http://www.goathouserefuge.org or call 919-542-6815.

The Goathouse Refuge
Lauren Rivers
(919) 932-9985