Several neighborhood businesses on North Monroe — including The Heart of Spokane, The Hub Tavern, Destiny Floral, TheRetroVixen, Blackwood Designs, Paint in my Hair, and Fabulous Finds — are holding a family-friendly event called North Monroe Vintage, Hearts and Flowers to help raise money for the Women’s and Children’s Free Restaurant.
It will take place on Friday, August 24 from noon to 6pm along the stretch between 2901 and 3036 N. Monroe [map].
The event centers around a canned food drive but will also feature face-painting, a small vintage fashion fun with al fresco modeling out on the sidewalks, barbecued hot dogs, and more. All they’re asking is a donation of two cans of food.
You’ll also have a chance to make a small donation in the form of a $3 raffle ticket. The prize is an original artwork donated by local artist Cecile G. Charles.
Beyond all that, it will be a great opportunity to browse the shops that help make North Monroe unique. There will be a few vintage cars and motorcycles, and the Spokane Humane Society will also be there with dogs and cats in need of a good home.
Someone from the Women’s and Children’s Free Restaurant will be on hand to answer questions about their organization. The WCFR is a great resource for many low-income families across Spokane and a huge supporter of our neighborhood.
Check out the Facebook page for the event to see who’s going. For more info about the fundraiser, get in touch with Cecile or Susan at (509) 443-4799 between 10am and 5pm, Mon-Fri.