Annual Raffle Fundraiser
PHOTO CAP: CENTER: Dennis Clarke
Annual Raffle Fundraiser
Hagerstown, MD: Washington County Museum of Fine Arts launched its annual raffle fundraiser on Wednesday, March 3, 2010. Three prizes will be awarded at a drawing planned for Sunday, May 30th at 4pm in the Museum's Bowman concert gallery. Prizes this year include a Grand prize Jewelry Shopping spree at R. Bruce Carson Jewelers valued at $5,000, a unique "Getaway" package valued at $500.00 as the second prize, which includes one night stay at the Homewood Suites hotel, Dillard's Limo transportation to/from home and to/from dinner at Nick's Airport Inn where a $100 gift certificate towards dinner awaits the winner, and an original Dennis Clarke watercolor entitled Boothbay Harbor, framed (22" x 30") and valued at $400 as the third place prize.
Tickets cost $25 each, 3 tickets for $50.00 or 5 tickets for $75.00. Tickets are available through the Museum's website, www.wcmfa.org, at the Museum during public viewing hours.
"We appreciate the donation of these prizes from area businesses and individuals," reports Museum Director Rebecca Massie Lane. "This is an important fundraiser in support of the region's nationally accredited Fine Arts Museum, and helps keep the Museum's admission Free." "Again, this year, we will reward the top ticket seller with a number of prizes, including a free Museum Art School class, an original Jack Perlmutter print, and a gift certificate for 2 free tickets to any Maryland Symphony Orchestra Masterworks Concert during the 2010-2011 season, courtesy of the MSO" says Massie Lane. Interested sellers should contact the Museum for Raffle ticket bundles. Individuals are under no obligation to purchase tickets and should return any unsold tickets to the Museum prior to the May 30th drawing.
Dedicated to collecting, preserving and interpreting works of art for the people of Washington County and citizens from the quad-state (MD, PA, VA, WV) region, for over seventy-eight years, the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts has been recognized as one of the finest small museums in the United States. Admission to the museum is free. It is accredited by the American Association of Museums and its collection includes over 7,000 works of art. This "crown jewel of Washington County" has an enduring commitment to arts education and to the support of regional artists. The Museum offers studio art courses, lectures, concerts, and exhibitions from its permanent collection and traveling shows. The Washington County Museum of Fine Arts is funded through support from museum membership and annual fund donations by the public, fundraising events, grants from the business and corporate communities, and support from Washington County, the City of Hagerstown, and the Maryland State Arts Council, an agency dedicated to cultivating a vibrant cultural community where the arts thrive. For more information on the Museum, please telephone 301-739-5727 or visit www.wcmfa.org. Museum hours are Tuesday through Friday from 9am to 5pm, Saturday from 9am to 4pm, and Sunday from 1pm to 5pm.