Revelation Gardens opens new shop to support sanctuary

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REVELATION GARDENS’ NEW SHOP - Revelation Gardens’ Vintage Shoppe and Artisan Co-op is now open for business every Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. All proceeds go to support Revelation Gardens charitable programs.

On Saturday, Aug. 1, Revelation Gardens celebrated the grand opened its new Vintage Shoppe and Artisan Co-op at 1523 Hwy 70 W. in Camden. This venue provides a setting for local artists to show off their work, with 100 percent of the proceeds going to support the charitable efforts of Revelation Gardens.

Despite some rainy weather, the Vintage Shoppe enjoyed a good turnout for its grand opening, and Revelation Gardens Director Dawn Harris was pleased by the success of the new venture. Volunteers Angela Bates, Emily Green, Julie Kuczynski, and Ariel Williams were essential help and support for the grand opening. The new shop is open on Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Started in 2018, Revelation Gardens is a sanctuary for cats and dogs. A 501(c)3 organization governed by a board of directors, the organization adheres to proper charity oversight and has a “Platinum Seal of Transparency” with GuideStar.

GRAND OPENING – From left, Janie Nicholson, Bronx Blanchard, Becky Bates, and Dawn Harris visit at the opening of Revelation Gardens’ Vintage Shoppe and Artisan Co-op on Saturday, Aug. 1.

Since opening, Harris has expanded services provided by Revelation Gardens beyond her initial sanctuary vision to include direct assistance and education for struggling pet owners. The charity strives to help reduce the number of pets abandoned or surrendered by offering pet owner support through Buddy’s Bowl pet food pantry, spay and neuter referral program and education, resource alignment, and pet owner grief and loss support. 

To help support Revelation Gardens programs, please donate pet food and supplies at these participating businesses: The DayMaker Cafe, Misty Berry’s Create-A-Gift, Camden Animal Clinic, First Bank, the Benton County Community Resource Center, and the Vintage Shoppe and Artisan Co-op. Monetary donations may be sent to Revelation Gardens, P.O. Box 712, Camden, TN 38320. For more information, contact Dawn Harris at 731-213-2440. 

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