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Eldon to celebrate artist Grant Wood’s birthday

Feb 04, 2013

ELDON — In honor of the artist who made a small house in Eldon famous, the American Gothic House Center is hosting a Grant Wood Birthday Soup Smorgasbord from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Eldon KD Center in Eldon.

Feb. 13 marks the 122nd anniversary of the famous artist’s birth and in honor of the occasion, home-cooked soup will be served along with birthday cake, brownies and coffee.

A drawing for door prizes donated by local businesses is planned, and at 1 p.m., a drawing for an American Gothic House print by local photographer Chris Abigt is planned. The print is framed with reclaimed wood and glass from the American Gothic House. Ticket prices for the print are $1 or six for $5 and can be purchased at the center, online at www.AmericanGothicHouse.net or at the birthday party.

The event is a fundraiser and free-will donations will support educational programs offered by the center.

For information, contact Holly Berg at 641-652-3352 or email TheAmericanGothicHouse@gmail.com.

 

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