Thursday, May 31, 2012
By Nick Williams
Volunteers and money aren't the only things lacking at Majical Miniatures, a non-profit animal care and education center in Parrish.
The center, which cares for over 200 farm and exotic animals, is also in search of local artists and business donations for upcoming fundraisers.
Beginning July 1, the center will hold a two-week online auction on Facebook. Its Christmas in July auction will fund a new turtle habitat. The auction will consist of merchandise and services donated by local businesses. The auction ends July 14. For more information on the auction, click here.
Though a date has yet to be determined, the center is planning to hold a contest for local artists. The contest will require artists to create birdhouses, bathhouses, squirrel feeders, goat houses and goat climbing structures out of recycled or repurposed materials. The winner will receive prizes donated by local businesses. The artist and business will be featured on the center's website, newsletter and social media pages.
In addition to the events, students in the Ringling School of Art & Design 'Freshman Intro to Advertising Design' class recently donated their marketing and creative skills to Majical Miniatures. The 10-person class, led by professor Matt McCutchin, spent the spring semester creating a variety of marketing pieces, including strategic research, videos, brochures and print ads.
Fore more information on Majical Miniatures, call 941-981-9121 or visit www.majicalminiatures.com.
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