I couldn't be more honored, pleased and humbled. On June 13th, I'll be part of the festivities at "Carousel for a Cause", a benefit for a variety of charitable organizations, being held at Santa's Village Azoosment Park in East Dundee, Illinois.
From the Facebook event page:
"Join Santa's Village Azoosment Park on June 13 for a special reveal of the thirty unique and antique carousel horses re-painted by resident artist, Dutch Akers, and six historical replicas decorated by local, not-for-profit organizations. Each organization participating has a connection with either children or animals, which are both such a vital part of the park.
Organizations participating in this artistic event include: Andersen Animal Shelter (South Elgin), Boys & Girls Club of Rockford (Rockford), Clearbrook (Arlington Heights) March of Dimes Northeast Division (Joliet), Operation North Pole (Des Plaines) and Willowbrook Wildlife Center (Glen Ellyn).
We hope to see you at the celebration, and be sure to check out the event photo album for more information on each of the charitable organizations!"
What's really nifty about my participation is that I'll be signing copies of my book there and be donating half of all proceeds to the above organizations.
Please get your tickets NOW! It should be a magical, memorable event.