The First Unitarian Universalist Society of Exeter will present Grit and Grace: A Live Storytelling Event, taking place at FUUSE, 12 Elm St. in Exeter, on Saturday, May 20, starting at 7pm. The evening will showcase six area storytellers telling stories of grit and grace, and will be followed by a dessert and champagne reception.
Tellers for the evening include Elizabeth Browning, Rev. Lillian Buckley, Susan Gorman, Alex Myers, Joanne Piazzi, and Barbara Rimkunas. The MC will be Lisa Bunker. Parents should be advised that some stories may include content not suitable for young children.
The event is an annual fundraiser, with all proceeds to benefit FUUSE. Admission is by a suggested donation of $20. The fundraiser also includes a basket raffle, and raffle tickets will be available during the first part of the evening. The drawing of raffle winners will happen at the reception. Ticket-holders need not be present to win. The raffle includes 13 themed baskets ranging in value from $200 to $2,000 and features a lake house getaway, a sailboat day-cruise for two, a chocolate lovers’ basket, a star-gazer’s basket, and more. Raffle tickets may also be bought online at www.exeteruu.org/baskets.
This will be the first fundraiser of its kind for FUUSE, and organizers hope to fill the church. “We anticipate a wide variety of stories fitting into the broad theme of Grit and Grace,” said organizing committee member Lisa Bunker. “We’re excited about the caliber of our tellers, and hope audience members will draw inspiration and courage from the stories they tell.” The event is being co-sponsored by TheVoiceLibrary.net.