Oct. 20, 2016
“Zelda the Gypsy” will once again travel to Ocracoke from her native home in Romania to do a palm reading fundraiser at Roxy’s Antiques in Spencer’s Market from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday (Oct. 22) to benefit Ocracats.
Zelda, whose full name is “Zelda Mina Vladamire,” was born in Romania in 1954, and at the age of five Zelda’s father taught her how to read palms.
Last year, wearing her special cat mask, Zelda read more than 40 palms, raising $650 donated entirely to Ocracats, a nonprofit group that takes care of the feral cat colonies on the island.
Children and adults alike turned out for the fundraiser and by and large were amazed at Zelda’s talents in reading palms.
One of those who attended last year’s fundraiser was Payce Howarth, a third-grader at Ocracoke School, who, along with her mother Merrian, had her palm read.
“It was really cool and it was my first palm read in my whole entire life,” Pace said. “She said I was good at art, that I was sweet and that I was good at heart!”
The event will feature wine, cheese, music and free cat ears to the first 20 visitors.