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The Reddick Mansion Association will be hosting another popular Craft Party on Saturday
evening, April 15, from 6:30-8:30pm. Lori McCarter, local artist and crafter, will instruct
participants in the making of a lovely spring door or wall hanging. The cost is $35 and limited spaces are available. Reservations may be made by calling the Reddick Mansion at 815-433-6100 or going online at reddickmansion.org. This event is for adults of any skill level.

Everything will be provided to complete the project that evening. Participants are urged to bring a friend and their adult beverage of choice. Snacks and soda will be provided. It is recommended that old clothes or a paint shirt be worn.

McCarter has conducted several paint or craft parties at the Reddick Mansion in the past. Her projects are on sale in her shop “Eye Candy” located in Hometown Shoppes at 16 Northpoint Drive in Streator. RMA president, Lorraine McCallister stated, “Lori’s last party at the Mansion was cancelled due to the outbreak of the pandemic in 2020. We are excited to have her back with us again. The purpose is for all to enjoy themselves with the added bonus of taking home a lovely addition to their spring décor.”

All money raised will be used for the preservation and renovation of the Reddick Mansion, located at 100 W. Lafayette Street. The Mansion, listed on the National Register of Historic Sites, is open for tours and has rental space available for special events.


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