AN ENCHANTED FOREST COMES TO LIFE AT THE DISCOVERY MUSEUM

local Businesses Donate Amazing Goods for Month Long Raffle

From October 1- 27th, the Discovery Museum will be home to an “Enchanted Forest” of fabulously fun trees visitors can enjoy all month long and have to a chance to win on October 27th.  Borrowing the successful idea of Christmas Tree raffles done for many years by the local Altrusa Clubs, the Discovery Museum thought of a similar idea but is using their popular “Bippity, Boppity Boo Ball” Halloween-inspired fundraiser as the theme for their trees.  This forest of fabulous trees should be a unique way to entice visitors to the Museum and encourage the purchase of raffle tickets whose funds will support Museum services.
More than a dozen local businesses have agreed to participate in the Enchanted Forest and will cover these spooky and fantastical black trees with a dazzling array of products, services, gift cards and more.  Tree sponsors include Santa Maria Energy, Sunny Country, All American Screen Printing, Marian Medical Center, CoastHills Federal Credit Union, Altrusa of the Golden Valley, Linex, Edward Jones, Old Town Orcutt Revitalization Association, Moo La La  Boutique, Riverbench Winery and Salon Studio 23.  Additionally, the Museum’s Board of Directors are all personally contributing items to create a fine dining and gourmet cuisine tree.  Other tree themes include Health and Wellness, Gardening, beauty and cosmetics, and family fun to name a few.  Each tree will be covered with at least $250.00 in products or decorations.
Raffle tickets will go on sale Monday, October 1st and will be available during normal business hours.  Tickets will sell for $1.00 each but when purchasing $20.00 worth of tickets, a buyer will also receive a free pass to visit the Discovery Museum.  Winning tickets will be drawn at the 2nd annual “Bippity, Boppity, Boo Ball” on Saturday, October 27th at the Discovery Museum.  Winners do not need to be present to win but taking home a winning tree that evening will make the weekend that much more fun.

In addition to the sponsors of each of the trees in the forest, special thanks to top-level event sponsors, The Santa Maria Sun, Alta Maria Winery, Adam Bros. Farms, RaboBank, Pacific Coast Energy, PXP, Shepard Eye Center, AMS Entertainment, Heritage Oaks Bank, Lapp, Fatch, Myers & Gallagher and Morgan Stanley—The Murray Group for supporting the Discovery Museum and this annual enchanted ball.  Pictures of the trees will be available to view on the museum website after October 1st but visitors are welcome to view the trees at the Museum, purchase raffle tickets and increase your chance of winning all month long.  For more information, please contact the museum at 928-8414 or visit the Museum on Facebook.