Prickly Pear Chair Auction raises funds for art supplies

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Sue Anderson, President of the Superior Chamber of Commerce, along with local artist Marilee Lasch and Mayor Mila Besich presented a check for $500 to JFK Principal Ken Majors and Superintendent Steve Estatico.

  Marilee Lasch, one of Superior’s resident artists, took on the challenge of coordinating the second ever, Prickly Pear Chair Auction.  She invited many other local artists to paint and design these unique and creative seating accommodations.  The fundraiser was coordinated with the support of the Superior Chamber of Commerce.

  Each chair was unique, from painted desert scenes to other types of designs and painting techniques. 

  “This project was a great way to bring our local artists together and work on a project.  We all know how important arts education is for children, this was our way to help.  We cant wait for next year,” explained Lasch.

  Once the chairs were painted and designed, they were on display at the Superior Town Hall then auctioned off during the 7th Annual Prickly Pear Festival.  The auction raised $500 which the Superior Chamber of Commerce donated to the Superior Unified School District for art supplies.

   “We certainly appreciate all of the time and effort that Marilee and our local artists gave to ensuring the chair auction was a success.  This was a fun way to support our young artists and give back to our community,” said Chamber President Sue Anderson.

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