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40th Auction​ Offers Special Dolls

Winchester — Little did Henry and William Evans know that when their legacy helped to establish the Evans Home for Children in 1949, dolls would play a large part in sustaining their vision. A 12-member board of directors, Stephen Shendow is the chairman, oversees the nonprofit establishment. “These children were not dealt a good hand — a hand dealt not of their choosing — we strive to help them become productive, self-confident adults,” Marc Jaccard, in his 10th year as executive director, said. On Sunday, the 40th annual auction of dolls will be held at the Lloyd Alumni House of the Evans Home. Ray Kaderli will reprise his role as auctioneer for the second year. For 12 years, Mayor Elizabe

No Stranger to Sewing​

Winchester — Frances Miller calls herself a “homebody.” But when she is home she is busy. At 88, Miller doesn’t show or act her years. Her latest venture has kept her busy since early summer when her neighbor, Lenny Millholland, Winchester sheriff and board member of the William and Henry Evans Home for Children, asked her to participate in the annual doll auction to benefit the home. “I couldn’t turn down Lenny; he is so good to everyone,” Miller said. So she became a dresser for one of the 30 dolls to be auctioned Sunday. By October, having spent more than 50 hours hand-sewing a pink costume with a matching hat and lace petticoat, Miller finished her creation — a doll she calls Eli

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Henry & William Evans Home for Children, Inc.

330 E. Leicester St.

Winchester, VA 22601

evans@evanshome.org

Tel:   540.662.8520
Fax:  540.662.4224

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