Arts in the Valley, Saturday, June 11, 2011, 8 PM, 1480 KYOS in Merced

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To listen to the program, please click on the link:SAV1-9
Are you interested in making a difference by supporting arts programming in Merced? Then tune into Arts in the Valley on Saturday, June 11th at 8 PM to hear the Executive Director of the Merced Arts Council Staci Santa, and co-owner of J & R Tacos Janna Rodriguez discuss Arts 24.

Arts 24 will take place at 645 West Main Street, From Friday, June 10th at 6 PM through Saturday, June 11 at 6 PM. Merced’s arts community is calling upon every person in Merced, and the outlining communities to help raise $12,000 in 24 hours for the Arts Council. This is not a wish list. The Merced Arts Council is in financial need. Staci Santa wants donors to know that whether you have $2 or $2,000 to spare, it doesn’t matter. Every dollar counts to ensuring that Merced keeps the doors of Merced’s Multi-Cultural Center open to the public. For more information about the fundraiser, visit http://www.artsmerced.org.

Arts 24
24 hours to raise $12,000 for the Arts Council

…what will you do?

Friday, June 10 6pm through Saturday June 11 6pm

The Merced County Arts Council is raising at least $12,000 in 24 hours, to support the Arts Center. Sounds like a big goal? It is. With your help, we know we can achieve it. Here’s how you can be a part of the most successful fundraiser ever.

1. Claim only one hour between 6/10 at 6pm and 6/11 at 6pm as yours. Act fast—time slots are going quickly!

2. Host an activity or sale to raise donations for the Arts Council. Ideas/suggestions on back.

3. Guarantee at least a $500 contribution from your hour. If your activity or sale does not raise at least $500, you (or your business) commit to making a donation to make up the difference. For example, if your business only sells $425 worth of tacos, you will write a check for $75, to total the $500 minimum.

4. Advertise your hour to your constituents. This step is key to the success of the entire 24 hours.

5. Promote the future hours’ activities and sales to your participants during your hour. We’ll provide a list of each hour’s sponsor.

6. Tally your donations at the end of your hour and call in your results to the Arts Council. Donations do not need to be delivered that day; we will make arrangements with each sponsor separately, for your most convenient time.

Each sponsor will receive:

Advertisement in local media outlets before the event;
Recognition on all event posters and promotional material, at least 2 weeks before the event;
Printed thank you from the Arts Council in the following issue of the Downtown Life Magazine, which will include each sponsor’s total donation;
200 postcards promoting your particular hour;
Credit card slips to accept Visa/MasterCard donations on-site (cash and checks made out to MCAC also accepted);
Donation receipts for on-site donors.

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To listen to Tony Slaton & Nailah Hubbard discuss the Boys & Girls Clubs of Merced, click onto this link:Arts in the Valley
Just as important as the arts are Merced’s youth. The Merced Boys & Girls Club has been nurturing and supporting young people through programming that teaches leadership, social, and educational skill.

Tony Slaton, a former professional football player for the LA Rams, has used that same energy and drive to build a program that is open to children and volunteers, and supports the young people of Merced. Beginning June 13th summer camps will be offered to interested youth. To find out more about the Boys & Girls Clubs’ summer programming, call (209) 722-9922.

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To listen to Eileen Vidales interview, click onto the link:Eileen Vidales
Health Educator Eileen Vidales returns to Arts in the Valley to discuss her Thursday afternoon walking program, and free yoga afterwards. I spent the afternoon walking and doing yoga with Eileen. This program is a wonderful opportunity to educate yourself about health and fitness.

Afternoon Delight Walking Group 
is a new mid-day walking group in Merced, CA.
 They meet on Thursdays, from 12:30-1:00pm at Bob Hart Square in Downtown Merced. The group has an option at 1:00 to walk back to Pilates Plus for a core workout with Armando or they can join Eileen Vidales for a free 30 minute beginner yoga class in the Sam Pipes room at the Civic Center.

Eileen is currently working in her studio on Main St, doing Yoga classes at the City of Merced during lunchtime, and working with 40 students at Snelling schools for an hour and a half class once a week.

For more information about Arts in the Valley, contact Kim McMillon at kimmac@pacbell.net.

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