FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 10, 2016
Suzanne Gilbert Lee
978-515-7004 617 872-7633 cell
“For The Birds” Raffle of Baskets of Birding Related Items to Support Mass Audubon.
The Cultural Center at Rocky Neck
6 Wonson Street, Gloucester, MA 01930
Gallery hours, Thurs-Sun, 12:00-4:00 PM
Drawing of winning tickets on Sunday, March 6, 2 PM.
Gloucester MA, February 10, 2016. This is a fun and special opportunity to support Mass Audubon’s important work in protecting the flora and fauna of Massachusetts’s natural environment. In conjunction with the “For The Birds” multi-media avian-related art exhibition juried by Mass Audubon’s Director of the Museum of American Bird Art, a special raffle drawing for two gift baskets of birding related items plus An autographed copy of “The Birdwatcher’s Companion to North American Birdlife” by Christopher W. Leahy will be held on Sunday, March 6, at 2 PM. Ticket holders need not be present to win.
Support Mass Audubon with three chances to win. Raffle tickets: 1 for $5.00, or 3 for $10.00 available now at The Cultural Center gallery, Thursdays through Sundays, 12–4 PM.
The Rocky Neck Art Colony extends many thanks in appreciation to the raffle item donors: Ace Hardware/ Changing Tides Gift Shop; Animal Krackers, Gloucester; Bird Watcher’s Supply, Newburyport; Essex Bird and Pet Supply; Petco, Gloucester; Wolf Hill, Gloucester; Chris Leahy; and two anonymous friends of Mass Audubon. A sample of raffle basket items includes: a “Woodland Pines” birdfeeder, plus a $25 gift certificate from Bird Watchers Supply, Newburyport; Sibley Field Guide to the Birds of Eastern North America; wooden suet feeder with 2 fillers from Essex Bird and Pet Supply; turtle necklace courtesy of Changing Tides Gift Shop/Ace Hardware, Gloucester; Audubon note cards from Animal Krackers, Gloucester; a pet grooming Gift Certificate from Petco, Gloucester; $25 Gift Certificate from Wolf Hill, Gloucester; an autographed copy of “The Birdwatcher’s Companion to North American Birdlife by Christopher W. Leahy with Gordon Morrison, Illustrator. Complete list of items below:
Raffle Basket # 1
- A lovely wooden suet feeder and 2 suet fillers from Essex Bird and Pet Supply.
- $25.00 Gift Certificate from Animal Krackers, Gloucester
- The Sibley Field Guide to the Birds of Eastern North America, by David Allen Sibley
- Turtle necklace, courtesy of Changing Tides Gift Shop/Ace Hardware, Gloucester.
- To See Every Bird on Earth: Obsessive Birding, nonfiction by Dan Koeppel
- Audubon Notecards donated by a friend of Mass Audubon
TOTAL VALUE: $150
Raffle Basket # 2
- “Woodland Pines” bird feeder, a 10# bag of their Premium Cardinal-Finch Mix Seed, plus, a $25.00 Gift Certificate from Bird Watcher’s Supply, Newburyport
- A pet grooming Gift Certificate from Petco, Gloucester.
- Bracelet, courtesy of Changing Tides Gift Shop/Ace Hardware, Gloucester.
- A $25 Gift Certificate from Wolf Hill, Gloucester
- Fabulous Bird Calendar
- “Birds in Bloom” magazine
TOTAL VALUE: $185.
Raffle item # 3
An autographed copy of The Birdwatcher’s Companion to North American Birdlife by Christopher W. Leahy with Gordon Morrison, Illustrator. The quintessential A-Z guide, this is a book that anyone interested in birds will want to have close at hand. Readers will discover everything from the color of a dipper’s eggs (glossy, white, and unmarked) to the number of species of woodpeckers in the world (216). And for those who want to go beyond reading about their favorite birds and take to the great outdoors, the book offers still more useful information: descriptive entries on a selection of the best-known bird watching spots of North America.
VALUE: $50 or more
The Rocky Neck Art Colony, a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization nurtures excellence in the arts through exhibitions, workshops, residencies and vibrant cultural events for its members and the public. Long renowned for its luminous light, this harbor and coastal location has been a magnet for some of the most revered realist paintings in American art and a catalyst for the progressive ideas of artists from Stuart Davis, Marsden Hartley, Milton Avery, and Nell Blaine, among many others. Today Rocky Neck continues to attract artists and art lovers to a thriving creative community. For up to date information visit rockyneckartcolony.org