Saturday, January 16, 2010

Tahoma Audubon, Fundraiser Project - Banguet on Feb 6th

Fundraiser Fun...  decorating shapes - I'll be doing a duck and a flying goose probably in collage...

Like many others, the recent recession has been hard on Tahoma Audubon, the Pierce County chapter of the National Audubon Society.  To help this volunteer-driven organization continue its important conservation work and popular environmental education programs, local artists are designing unique collections of bird-shaped wooden ornaments, which will be sold as a fundraiser at the February 6 Tahoma Audubon annual banquet.

Artists including Dale Thompson, Mauricio Robalino and Monica Weidman have already joined in the fun!

The birds include shapes of a duck, flying goose, Great Blue Heron, chickadee, hummingbird, and gull. Artists can choose any medium to decorate the unfinished wooden shape (paint, pen, stain, fabric, glitter, glass, jewels, you name it!). You can choose to decorate a collection of all 6 shapes, or select from among the shapes which one(s) you prefer. The back side should be painted solid or in a simple design so that you can inscribe your name and “Tahoma Audubon 2010” on the back. The birds are about 3 to 3 ½ inches by 2 inches in size, and 1/8 inch thick. The finished pieces need to be returned to the Tahoma Audubon office in University Place, or to the Tacoma Nature Center, by Jan.30.

The birds will be used as centerpieces and decoration at the banquet, and then sold as a fundraiser at the event. All proceeds will directly benefit the conservation and education programs of Tahoma Audubon.

If you are interested or have questions, please contact Melissa Paulson at or Margie Shea at Or call Margie at 253-591-6439.

And if you would like to attend the Feb 6 banquet, just check out the details at .

Margie Shea, Education Program Specialist
Tacoma Nature Center, 1919 S. Tyler Street, Tacoma WA 98405

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