We are Marshall County...and we cover our kids!

Take YOUR OPPORTUNITY to join 'The Faces of Marshall County' public art project! Our effort will fund a drive through canopy at the new Childrens Arts Center!
Mac McDonald
Benton, Kentucky
United States
4 Team Members


The Benton Main Street organization welcomes the Children’s Art Center to Benton and encourages all who hear about this permanent and valuable addition to our community to “Cover Our Kids”!

“We Are Marshall County and We Cover Our Kids” is a campaign designed to raise funds for a part of the original Children’s Art Center in downtown Benton that was cut from the budget due to lack of funding.  The brick canopy is already designed and in the building plans and the $25,000 raised will complete that structure to provide shelter from adverse weather while dropping off our kids.

What We Need & What You Get

The Children’s Art Center is currently under construction and is the culmination of ten years of planning, fundraising and outreach.  The Center has obtained grants, gifts, loans and in-kind contributions but still is short of its goal in its capital campaign.  Accordingly, it had to cut the canopy from the construction budget.  Happily the rest of the project is well underway and should be completed in early fall 2013.

For many years, the Marshall County Arts Commission has served the young people of Marshall County in various locations such as schools, city and county government buildings and private facilities.  We are now so close to realizing the dream of a public community space dedicated to all who appreciate the value of arts education and experience.

Now to the Fun Part

There are many faces of Marshall County that we want to showcase as our own public art project, to visibly show the community commitment to the Arts Center.

People across the county will be photographed over the next few weeks and their images will be displayed everywhere throughout the county.Then at end end of our project we will host a GRAND REVEAL where you will be an honored guest! The REVEAL is scheduled for June 15, 2013 - more details to follow!  There are a number of ways that contributors can participate even if they don’t want their picture taken and displayed.  As a matter of fact, even if you can’t contribute you can help us get the word out!

We know that this will inspire lots of folks to think how they may promote family members, friends, pets etc. as worthy of praise for their accomplishments and pride for Marshall County and its dedication to the arts.

There are different levels of participation, each of which is awarded a Perk!  As you can see from our Perks column, there are many fun ways to contribute and get some goodies.

Check out where you feel most motivated and tell your family, friends and neighbors about this unique way to show our pride and love for our kids.

Any funds raised in excess of our goal or under our goal will be used as the Marshall County Arts Commission may direct for the construction and operation of the Children’s Art Center so no money will go unused or unappreciated.

The Benton Main Street Program is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit whose mission is to bring together all segments of the community to foster civic pride, promote economic vitality and preserve and develop our cultural and historic resources.


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raised by 136 people in 2 months
113% funded
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Verified Nonprofit
$25,000 USD goal
Flexible Funding This campaign has ended and will receive all funds raised.
Campaign Closed
This campaign ended on June 14, 2013
Select a Perk
  • $25USD
    “Camera Shy Contributor”

    If you don’t want your"mug"shown around town, but love helping out with art supplies, materials for play back drops, music supplies, etc. Your name will appear on the donor list and you will be invited to the GRAND REVEAL on June 15th!

    3 claimed
    Estimated delivery: June 2013


    You get the “Out Front & Beaming” $50.00 perk mentioned below for $35.00 IF you are an “early bird.” This is very limited so sign up fast!!!

    50 out of 50 claimed
    Estimated delivery: June 2013
  • $50USD
    “Out Front & Beaming”

    This perk is all about you or whomever you feel like deserves the spotlight! The “Faces of Marshall” portraits are here to highlight you, your parent, your teacher, your pastor, or even your dog. Use this perk to honor people in your business, your neighborhood, and your church. This perk gives you the chance for people to see you for who you are. Schedule your picture today!

    26 out of 500 claimed
    Estimated delivery: June 2013
  • $100USD
    “A True Believer in the Arts”

    Feeling like doing more than just taking a photo? How about attending a show! This $100 perk package includes your “Faces of Marshall” portrait and 2 tickets to either the very popular "Brett Family Singers" from Branson, Missouri or nationally acclaimed Joe Costillo's "Sandstory" featured on America's Got Talent. Subject to coordination with the Arts Center.

    27 out of 100 claimed
    Estimated delivery: June 2013
  • $200USD

    Now you’ve got your “Faces of Marshall” portrait and tickets, but you still want more! With this perk, you also receive sponsorship recognition at a single event as well as a backstage pass with your tickets to meet the performers! Subject to coordination with the Arts Center. (Oh yeah…and you get reserved seats too!)

    0 out of 75 claimed
    Estimated delivery: June 2013
  • $500USD

    This perk includes your “Faces of Marshall” portrait, 2 tickets to our 2013 performances (with prime seating), you will also receive 2 tickets to the 2014 “Race to the Finish” fundraiser and recognition in all literature and public media as a proud sponsor of the Arts Center. This total package is valued at $1,200! Subject to coordination with the Arts Center to ensure your participation and comfort.

    2 out of 50 claimed
    Estimated delivery: June 2013
  • $1,000USD

    Your “Faces of Marshall” portrait is just the tip of the iceberg with this perk. You also receive 2 tickets to 2013 MCAC performances, 2 tickets to the 2014 “Race to the Finish” event, recognition in all literature and public media, but we would also like to host our Grand Opening ceremony of the Marshall County Children’s Performing Arts Center in your honor and present you with a memento of our appreciation to be displayed at the Art Center for all to see.

    1 out of 10 claimed
    Estimated delivery: June 2013
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