The Salida Circle of Friendship Bridge raised about $2,500 at a “Woodstock Revisited” fundraiser Thursday, with proceeds going to help Guatemalan women and their families through micro-credit loans.
“(Friendship Bridge is) a group of people who care about the Guatemalan women and their families,” Diana Spencer, Salida Circle co-chair, said. “There’s a big supporting community, and fortunately we also have people sending in checks who can’t be here.”
Friendship Bridge provides micro-credit loans to women in Guatemala so they can start businesses and raise themselves out of poverty.
The Woodstock theme brought people out in their ’60s garb. The event included music and dancing, the “Woodstock” movie, food and drinks.
“We just brainstormed and figured how we could have fun, make money and get people involved and thought this was going to do it,” Connie Goscinski-Smith said.
Money was raised through suggested donations at the door, a raffle, silent auction, cash bar and sales of jewelry and crafts from Guatemala called tipica.