Saturday, February 06, 2010

CJ reporter Melissa Poore writes article about Kentucky Country Day teachers' art to help the Mission

Wayside has operated the Wayside Expressions Art Gallery at its current location, 800 East Market for the past four years under the direction of a wonderful volunteer, Elmer Lucille Allen. The CJ reported recently that David Miller, a teacher at Kentucky Country Day School, along with four other teachers will sell their art for the Mission, raising money for the Penny a Night program, allowing women and families to legally rent hotel rooms while the city determines where shelters can locate.

Mellissa Poore reports "The exhibit is titled “4 for 365: Art Working People” and has a goal of raising a minimum of $365 — reflecting what it would cost 100 families to be housed for a full year using Wayside's penny-a-day rate.

The exhibit will be at the Wayside Expressions Gallery during the First Friday trolley hop. It will run through February and is expected to be the last exhibit at the current gallery, as Wayside will move to Hotel Louisville on East Broadway in March."

We are very blessed to have these teachers in the art community make this committment to help those in need in our community.


The Waycool Cafe is Way - cool!

Wayside’s own restaurant, The Waycool Cafe is now open for business. The Waycool Cafe opened its doors to the public just last week in the Mission's hotel located at 120 West Broadway and is now open from 11 AM- 1:30 PM Monday – Friday , has Wayside’s own clients who are in the recovery program working as servers and will provide the best meal for the cheapest price in town. The Waycool Cafe has a one trip buffet that includes drink and dessert and tax for 5 bucks and has great sandwich deals that start at 3 bucks. All prices include a drink and tax. The Waycool Cafe server manager, Priscilla Ariori (2003 graduate of Wayside’s Recovery Program) stated that people should eat at the formerly Xavier's Restaurant because, “You can come and see what happens when God places people in the right place at the right time. The miracles that happen every day at Wayside start with the homeless”. We hope to see you at The Waycool Cafe in the near future.