The Museum Center at Five Points in Cleveland, Tennessee, has postponed the kickoff party for its new fundraiser, but will offer a look at a new exhibit and award a teacher $1,000 during a virtual event.
Scheduled as a drive-thru and outdoor event, the fundraiser on Friday, July 31, called Trunk Fulls of Cash, will be rescheduled for a later date. However, a Facebook Live event will start at 5:30 p.m. to highlight one of the museum's traveling trunks, used for history lessons in classrooms, and preview the "CSI: Cleveland" exhibit, which focuses on crime-scene investigation and forensic science, as well as the Ocoee Region's moonshining past.
Trunk Fulls of Cash is a fundraising effort for the museum that also supports education in Bradley County. The campaign to sell raffle tickets replaced the annual fundraising gala, which was canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Eight teachers have been involved in a friendly competition to see who can sell the most raffle tickets by July 31. That teacher will be presented a $1,000 check for her classroom during the Facebook Live event.
The raffle tickets are priced at $100, and there are 1,200 available. The drawing, scheduled for Oct. 31, will award a grand prize of 20% of total sales. Second- and third-place ticketholders win 10% and 5% of the total respectively. The more tickets sold, the higher the prize money rises, with a potential to win $24,000 in the grand prize, as well as $12,000 and $6,000 for the runner-up ticketholders.
New hours at the Museum Center at Five Points, 200 E. Inman St., start next week. The facility will be open 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday. Admission is $5 adults, $4 students and seniors.
Find out more at www.museumcenter.org or by calling 423-339-5745.