By Dee Metrick Reach Inc. Community Relations and Development Director

This fall, the father of an adult with developmental disabilities in Bozeman wanted to help support Reach Inc., but didn’t have cash to donate. Reach provides residential, vocational, recreational and transportation services to his son, and the man wanted help ensure the high quality care for his son would continue.

So, he decided to donate a lovely bronze sculpture by Montana artist Harvey Rattey. This began the first annual Have a Heart Art Auction to benefit Reach Inc., to be held Feb. 4 in the Emerson Ballroom, from 6:30 to 9 p.m.

There will be a live and silent art auction with works by local artists including Harvey Rattey, Jennifer Lowe, Whole Art LLC, Craig Hergert, Larry Hughes, Marci Surratt, Geri Ward, Marsha Karle and Thomas Lee. All artists have agreed to give 100 percent of art sales to support Reach and adults with disabilities in the community.

While warm weather may not be available, warm hearts will abound. We’re anticipating a joyful celebration of community. Food and drinks will also be available.

Tickets are available through Reach Inc. at (406) 587-1271 or at the door. For more information visit reachinc.org.