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New events to be part of Morgan Arts Council's art auction

August 15, 2006

BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. - To celebrate the 20th anniversary of its art auction, the Morgan Arts Council (MAC) is adding a new twist to the annual event.

A Saturday evening event will precede Sunday's 2 p.m. silent and live auction at the Ice House. The auction will feature more than 100 one-of-a-kind items created and donated by local artists.

The arts council fundraiser was first held in 1987 and has grown every year as the local arts community and arts activities have grown. Several new additions are in store, according to Ann Harkins, MAC's board president.

An important addition to the auction is a Saturday night party that is open to the public.

"After the zydeco concert in the park on Saturday, we'll be celebrating the finale of two new fundraising activities at the Ice House from 7:30 to 9 p.m.," said Pat Springer, art auction chairwoman.

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Springer said that anyone bringing $5 or more of instant scratch-lottery tickets to be donated to MAC is invited to the party.

All winning tickets will be the property of MAC.

The second activity on Saturday evening will be the final count of the Million Pennies for Art campaign.

Entertainment for the party will go beyond scratching and counting. A limited selection of art items will be auctioned at the Saturday evening event, and partygoers will be able to preview the items for Sunday's main event.

A small number of items, including spa treatments, also are available. Items donated to the auction are on display at the Ice House Gallery and at www.macicehouse.org.

For more information, call 304-258-2300.

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