Buy a Handcrafted Wreath and Feed the Hungry

Drift into the whimsical wonderland inside The Halle’s gallery this December! See what your friends and neighbors have dreamed up to decorate their wreath, and take a chance in the silent auction with your bid on your favorite display.

The 13th annual Christmas Wreath Exhibit and Auction is a fundraiser benefiting Western Wake Crisis Ministry. The free opening reception is 4-9 p.m., Friday, Dec. 4, and the wreaths will stick around until 1 p.m., Monday, Dec. 21, when the auction ends.

A world of sparkle and lights, this exhibit features themed greenery created by individuals, area businesses, schools, performing groups and other organizations. You can place a bid on one of the decorated wreaths on display, and take it home! This year, bids can be made in person at The Halle Cultural Arts Center or through direct message on Facebook or Instagram! Bids will be recognized by their timestamp.

The Hall Cultural Arts Center is located at 237 N. Salem St., in Apex. For more information, visit or call (919) 249-1120.

In addition to the wreath fundraiser, Western Wake Crisis Ministry is also holding a Holidays and Beyond Food Drive. This year, even more people have been seeking help from the nonprofit, and food donations have not kept up with demand. Organizers are asking that donations be dropped off inside The Halle by Dec. 16.

Most needed are care packages that include the following items.The combined cost of purchased items should be around $50. Please place in a sturdy bag or box:

  • 1 bottle dish soap
  • 1 container laundry detergent
  • 2 packages of 4-roll toilet paper
  • 3 cans of fruit
  • 6 boxes of mac & cheese
  • 4 cans of meat (tuna, chicken, salmon, etc.)
  • 3 cans of soup
  • 2 pounds of rice or pasta
  • 4 cans of vegetables (mixed veggies or carrots – no green beans or corn)
  • 2 cans of pasta sauce (e.g., Ragu)
  • 2 cans of tomatoes (diced, whole, sauce, etc.)

For more information on how to help Western Wake Crisis Ministry restock its shelves for the winter, visit

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