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Maureen Ross enjoys decorating houses, even when they’re for the birds.

Maureen Ross painted and decorated 12 bird houses to auction off at the Morning Star ladies group’s Black and White event.

Maureen Ross painted and decorated 12 bird houses to auction off at the Morning Star ladies group’s Black and White event.

Maureen Ross enjoys decorating houses, even when they’re for the birds.

That’s why she was excited to paint and decorate 12 bird houses, with the help of four other women from the Morningstar ladies golf group, to auction off to charity.

This year the golf club decided to make their annual tournament a charity event with proceeds going to The Haven Society. To raise additional money Bob Byam built the bird houses and Ross decorated them to auction them off.

Ross painted the houses in bright and bold colours and embellished them with little rugs, picket fences, flowers and feathers. The finished product was an adorable show piece for an outside patio or atrium.

The houses fetched over $400 at the tournament, making a total of $1,700 for the Haven Society.

Member of the ladies club Linda Attley said the event sold out all 100 tickets for the first time.

“We started saying, ‘Hey why are we doing just for us? let’s get on with it and do something for the community.’”