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Jewelry Sale Will Benefit Katrina’s Animal Victims

Stranded pets and other animals affected by Hurricane Katrina are about to get a little support.

Jeanne Campbell, president and chief executive of the lobbying firm Campbell Crane & Associates, is sponsoring the Fall Jewelry Show and Fundraiser today from 2 to 6 p.m. at Campbell Crane Conference Center, 1012 Pennsylvania Ave. SE.

Half of the sales from the event will be matched by an anonymous donor and given to help animals affected by Katrina, said Elizabeth Grojean, director of communications for the firm.

Chunky, stone-based jewelry from California artist Patricia Crosby will be featured at the event. Crosby, whose clients include Brooke Shields and Rod Stewart, already gives 10 percent of her sales to dog charities, Grojean said.

Plans for the party already were in the works when Katrina hit, prompting Campbell and Crosby to do more, Grojean said.

“Originally, it was just going to be a fun jewelry party,” she said.

Pieces for pets will be available as well, Grojean said.

The Washington Animal Rescue League will be on hand, and there will be a $100 necklace doorprize, Grojean added.

— Elizabeth Brotherton

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