Marion County has a case of "Horse Fever"
Marion County has a case of horse fever and is gearing a 10-year-old art project back up.
31 new sculptured horses are soon to be added as part of the Marion Cultural Alliance's "Horse Fever."
The art project is celebrating it's 10 year anniversary. 50 horses were first unveiled in 2001. This year, artists are already hard at work and must have their creations completed by September.
"With unemployment, we've really put together something that the city will believe in and the county will believe in," Marion Cultural Alliance Chairman, Bill Lodzinski told TV20.
Artists submitted designs for the horses and a panel of judges chose 31 of them. Businesses sponsor each one for $5,750 and will display them in front of their business for 5 months. After that the horses will be auctioned.
Half the proceeds will go to the new owner's charity of choice. The other half will go to the Marion Cultural Alliance to help sponsor future projects.
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