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Morning Sun
  • People's Choice election raises festival funds

  • The inaugural SEK Art Fest has garnered quite a bit of attention, with giant, brightly colored coal buckets lining Broadway Street in Pittsburg.

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  • The inaugural SEK Art Fest has garnered quite a bit of attention, with giant, brightly colored coal buckets lining Broadway Street in Pittsburg.
    The festival committee now wants to know which buckets are crowd favorites, and has launched a People’s Choice election, which costs $1 per vote, to select a favorite bucket and to raise funds for the continuation of the event into future years.
    “There are a couple different goals for that,” said Brett Dalton, a member of the committee.
    “One is to get people downtown,” he continued. “We hope that will add a little incentive to go check out the buckets.”
    In the weeks the buckets have been out on Broadway, many people already have definite favorites, and Dalton said the People’s Choice is a fun way to express that while supporting the overall event.
    “If they have a favorite, this gives them the avenue to formally express this,” he said.
    Dalton said another goal is to raise funds for the event.
    Voting is taking place at www.sekartfest.com, and each vote is $1, but voters are invited to cast their ballots as many times as they wish.
    While some details have yet to be finalized, Dalton said he anticipates the winner will be announced during the Little Balkans over the course of Labor Day weekend, and that a prize will be awarded to the artist of the winning bucket.
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