Trudy Gembe-Palughi and Joseph Palughi offered pottery for sale Sunday at a craft show benefiting the Arts Alliance of Greater Waynesboro.
WAYNESBORO, Pa. — The Arts Alliance of Greater Waynesboro pulled off a busy weekend, hosting the Waynesboro's Got Talent show Saturday and a craft-show fundraiser Sunday.
Executive Director Kathyrn Gratton said the weekend is a preview of a full schedule to come, particularly in the summer, when additional fundraisers and educational events are planned.
"We sometimes hide in the shadows of our program Destination ARTS! We're going beyond the programs we have going on," Gratton said.
Two hundred people attended Waynesboro's Got Talent on Saturday in the local middle school auditorium. The talent show was open to participants ages 8 to 18.
"It was a wonderful turnout," Gratton said. "We had 20 acts perform."
The craft show organized by board member Jonathan Ingels brought seven vendors to the Dawg House restaurant and bar.
Among them was Shelia Zentmyer, who sold homemade dog treats with her mother, Pat. Zentmyer started making dog treats under the name Paws Cafe five or six years ago.
"I got tired of the store-bought treats," she said, saying her chicken jerky, pumpkin and peanut butter/oatmeal treats are customer favorites.
Joseph Palughi and Trudy Gembe-Palughi sold pottery and batik wall hangings at the craft show. They operate Walnut Street Studios, where the public can take workshops to make pottery.
"In two hours, you'll come out with a piece we'll fire," Trudy Gembe-Palughi said.
Joseph Palughi said he enjoys de-stressing while working with clay.
"It's good for stress relief when people realize they can smash it up and start over," said Trudy Gembe-Palughi, a retired educator and Arts Alliance of Greater Waynesboro board member.