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Hands on Pottery to host fundraiser for family of Irene Gakwa

Event organizers invite the public to join them Feb. 20 in painting mugs to remember Gakwa's disappearance.

(Stacy Koester Facebook post)

GILLETTE, Wyo. — Hands on Pottery and Find Irene Gakwa will be hosting a 1-year remembrance event for Irene Gakwa on Feb. 20.

Event organizers invite the public to join them in painting mugs in remembrance of Gakwa’s disappearance. Painting will take place in three time slots: 2 p.m., 4 p.m. and 6 p.m.

Tickets, which are $25, go on sale Feb. 1 at Hands on Pottery, 122 S. Gillette Ave., Gillette. Those who are interested can also call Hands on Pottery at 307-257-2472 or Stacy Koester at 307-299-6710. Tickets must be purchased with cash and are non-refundable. The ticket purchase includes a pre-printed mug and paint supplies.

Proceeds from the event go to Gakwa’s family.

A family member reported in March 2022 that Gakwa had last been seen Feb. 24, 2022. Anyone with information that could help find her should call the Gillette Police Department at 307- 682-5155.


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