Ukrainians to benefit from March 19 fundraiser in North San Antonio

A March 19 fundraiser planned in North San Antonio and designed to benefit residents of war-torn Ukraine will include a fair containing traditional Ukrainian clothes, food and other items as well as a workshop focusing on petrykivka, a Ukrainian style of painting. (Courtesy Ukrainian Society of San Antonio)
A March 19 fundraiser planned in North San Antonio and designed to benefit residents of war-torn Ukraine will include a fair containing traditional Ukrainian clothes, food and other items as well as a workshop focusing on petrykivka, a Ukrainian style of painting. (Courtesy Ukrainian Society of San Antonio)

A March 19 fundraiser planned in North San Antonio and designed to benefit residents of war-torn Ukraine will include a fair containing traditional Ukrainian clothes, food and other items as well as a workshop focusing on petrykivka, a Ukrainian style of painting. (Courtesy Ukrainian Society of San Antonio)

The Ukrainian Society of San Antonio will hold a Ukrainian fair and painting workshop fundraiser March 19, starting at 1 p.m. at Europa Restaurant and Bar, 8811 Fredericksburg Road.

According to Ukrainian Society of San Antonio, the fair will include traditional clothes, jewelry, toys, artwork and other items.

Attendees are also invited to learn how to paint bluebonnets using a vintage Ukrainian style of painting called petrykivka. The painting workshop begins at 2 p.m.

Additionally, attending parents and their children can take part in a craft beading station and make a bead ring.

Admission is free. Any proceeds from the event will be used to buy pallets of medical supplies for delivery to Ukraine.



More details can be found at www.facebook.com/ukrainiansocietysa.

By Edmond Ortiz
Edmond joined Community Impact as a reporter in August 2021, helping to launch new editions in the San Antonio market. Edmond covers various beats in the North San Antonio coverage area. He previously was the main reporter for Local Community News, covering several areas in and around San Antonio, first as a freelancer and then staff member. Prior to that, Edmond was a community news reporter for Prime Time Newspapers and the San Antonio Express-News, including editing two community weeklies. He's a San Antonio native, and studied mass communications at San Antonio College and Texas State University.