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Museum Hosting Painting Fundraiser
A painting titled “Farmer’s Relic” is being offered in this year’s Park Fete Museum Fundraiser, even though the Park Fete won’t be happening in July. Escalon Museum officials are going ahead with the painting raffle, with the winner to be drawn Aug. 1. Photo Contributed

Officials at the Escalon Historical Society are having “a Park Fete fundraiser without the Park Fete.”

Typically, the local museum has a drawing for a painting, done in conjunction with Park Fete, selling chances on the painting with the winning ticket drawn at the summertime event. While the July observance of Park Fete is not happening due to COVID-19, officials have decided to go ahead with the painting fundraiser.

Artist Cori Vanderhelm Davis has contributed the painting, a framed 23-by-19 inch piece featuring an old barn titled “Farmer’s Relic.”

Tickets are available for $5 each – contact Dorothy at 209-838-7176, Wendy at 209-482-5475 or Sandy at 209-838-1275 for tickets or more information. The drawing will be hosted on Saturday, Aug. 1.

“Since we didn’t get to hold our fundraising dinner “Back to the Barn” this year and we are not open and therefore not getting donations, this might be our only fundraiser this year,” said Fenton, the Historical Society vice president.

The museum, at 1630 Main Street, is currently closed to the public but those needing to purchase tickets or getting an item from the gift shop can make an appointment to do so by contacting Fenton at 209-482-5475.