Since its inception in 1989, the Big Canoe Chapel Women’s Guild has raised over $1.4 million to support local charitable organizations in Pickens and Dawson counties. The Guild is proud to continue this Legacy of Caring each year by hosting a gala and auction and a marketplace including a juried arts and crafts show.

In 2016, the Women’s Guild raised $82,000.00 to benefit charities that focus on enabling the well-being of women and children by providing life skills to overcome the cycle of poverty, oppression or substance abuse.


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Saturday, April 29, 2017
Clubhouse at Big Canoe

Good food, Wine & Music

Live & Silent Auctions

The Evening’s Festivities:

5:30 p.m.   Silent Auction Opens, Buffet Dinner Served

Live Music by Bill Pound Interactive Magic by Joe Turner
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7:00 p.m.        Comedy Act by Joe Turner on the Veranda.

Live Auction follows on the Veranda.

8:30 p.m.         Dessert served

8:45 p.m.         Silent Auction tables begin closing

Tickets on sale online

Proceeds from the Live and Silent Auctions will go to support Charitable Organizations in Pickens and Dawson counties whose primary purpose is to promote the well-being of women and children.

To partner with us by donating an item for the auction, please contact Beth Herren, [email protected].


Friday, May 19, 2017, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Saturday, May 20, 2017, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Big Canoe Chapel


The Legacy of Caring Marketplace will feature many new and returning artists and craftspeople.

Alan Young, Wildlife Artist Andrews Toffee
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Beaudin Will & Kay Lake Studios
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We invite you to participate in our show by downloading and completing the Vendor letter and application. Together we can ensure a successful show for our charities, our shoppers and you, our Vendors.

Vendor Cover Letter           Vendor Application


The Book Nook is the favorite shopping place for book lovers of all ages.

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We are collecting hardback and paperback fiction and nonfiction, DVDs and books on CDs. Please place your donations in the collections boxes in the postal facility and the fitness center.

For larger donations or to volunteer to help, contact Don Summers at 706-268-3096 or [email protected]


The Place for Fabulous Finds

LOC_collect2016Collectors’ Corner offers a glorious selection of gently used home accessories, china, silver, glassware, and antiques.

Collection dates for donations for the spring sale will be:

Saturday, April 22nd – 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon
Wednesday, May 3rd – 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon


Grilled to Perfection!
2015 Mkpl Cafe All that shopping sure brings on an appetite! The Crazy Bear Cafe will be open offer breakfast, lunch, or a quick snack or beverage.


Our Sponsors for the Legacy of Caring

Platinum Level $5000 
Piedmont Mountainside Hospital &
Piedmont Heart Institute

Gold Level $2500
Lyn and Charles Cates
  Foothills IGA Market
Sue and Dick Hammill
Sandi and Walter Keel
Rosemary and Neil Richie

 Silver Level $1000
Fran Farias, State Farm Agent
 Fidelity Investments
Susan and Bill Gibson
Debbie and Jay Goldman
Peggy and David Howe
Shirley and Waymon Moore
Patricia Williams
Janice and Jim Yahres

Bronze Level $500
Allstate Insurance-Steve Moranos Agent
Amicalola Electric
Barbara and David Fussell
Big Canoe Realty
 Beth and Brad Herren
Bettye Jo and Tom Isherwood
Lynne and Chuck Knapp
Mountain Home Rentals
Susan and Mark Newton
Nancy Popp
Lynn and Brian Roberts
Ruth and John Slim

 Click here to see program features offered at each level.

For more details of our Sponsorship program, please contact
Betina Shearer, [email protected], 404-769-2775.

Friends of the Legacy
Louann and Craig Adams
Between the Lines Book Club
Blossmon Gas
Bookmarkers Book Club
Randy and Lynda Case
Ron and Sue Ceravolo
Liz Donovan Davis
Deborah Homer
Last Catch Seafood Restaurant

Jean and John Lomax
John and Myrtle Marshall
Ellis and Polly Mills
Page Turners Book Club
Louise and Ray Prescott
Verna Rauschenberg
Bill and Nancy Robinson
Sworn Sisters Book Club
The Happy Bookers
Woodland Readers -in Memory of Virginia Hahn

Join the Friends of the Legacy

Who:  Individuals, Clubs, or Groups
How:  Donate to the Legacy of Caring
How Much:  Donations in any amount are welcome
Why:  To Support Local Charities

Have you been wondering how you can support the Legacy of Caring?
Perhaps you will be traveling during our events and unable to attend.
Maybe you don’t have the time to volunteer but would like to help.
Are you a member of group or that would like to contribute?

Become a Friend of the Legacy today!

Make checks payable to Big Canoe Chapel – Legacy of Caring and leave in the Chapel alpha box.

Donors will be recognized at our programs and events.
The amount of your donation will remain confidential.

All donations are tax deductible and go directly to benefit the
charities in Pickens and Dawson Counties!


 Special Support for the Legacy of Caring Gala
Jeff and Sandy Downing
Syl and Gordon Harnesberger


Special Support for the Collectors’ Corner
Bill Hardman, Hardman Properties, LLC
Phil Baldwin




Angels In The Woods

Angels in the Woods is a wing of the Big Canoe Women’s Guild Legacy of Caring.  The Angels in the Woods program is a way to honor, remember, or celebrate someone special with an honorarium. All donations to this program go to charities in Pickens and Dawson counties that are supported by the Women’s Guild’s Legacy of Caring.

Started by Anne Youmans in 2008 as a way for Big Canoe residents to make a donation to the former Tour of Homes without directly participating in the tour events, Angels in the Woods has expanded its scope and purpose.  This program, chaired by Becky Fleming and Susan Grimes, is now a year-round way to remember a special person in your life.  Think of Veterans Day, Christmas, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day.

A donation to Angels in the Woods is a way to –

  • Remember a friend or relative who has passed away
  • Congratulate a person on a special occasion, like a birthday or an anniversary or retirement
  • Thank someone for their extraordinary help
  • Celebrate the birth of a child or grandchild

Each contribution is followed by a thank-you note to the donor and an acknowledgement to the family or person remembered.

Click here for a form for Angels in the Woods or pick up one at the Postal Facility.  Click here to view a quarterly list of all honorees and contributors.

Angels co-Chairs 2016 For more information, please contact
Becky Fleming at 706-268-2182
or Susan Grimes at 706-268-3221.


Continue the Legacy of Caring. Be an angel and help someone today.

Rewards Programs

Amazon Smile Rewards Program

Imagine shopping and raising money at the same time! Amazon will now donate .5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to the Big Canoe Chapel Women’s Guild! It’s easy! Simply log on to www.smile.amazon.com, select Big Canoe Chapel as the organization you wish to support, then shop away! The Women’s Guild will receive a quarterly direct deposit to our bank account, and all the money will go to charities in Pickens and Dawson Counties. Don’t delay – register today!

*Remember: The Women’s Guild only benefits when you start at www.smile.amazon.com.

Kroger Community Rewards Program

The Women’s Guild is enrolled in the Kroger Community Rewards Program. To participate, log on to www.krogercommunityrewards.com, be sure to have your Kroger plus Card handy, and link your card to #84016, Big Canoe Chapel. Then every time you shop at Kroger and swipe your Kroger Plus Card, your purchases are credited to the Women’s Guild. We will receive a quartererly check, and all the money will go to charities in Pickens and Dawson Counties. Register today!

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