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Birdhouses to benefit humans

For Immediate Release: April 27

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Valerie Eastman
Associate Professor of Psychology
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E-mail: veastman@drury.edu

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. April 27, 2010 — Need a birdhouse that doubles as artwork? Look no further than the fourth annual Drury University birdhouse auction to benefit Habitat for Humanity. Birdhouses and other artwork will be on display at Obelisk Home, 214 West Phelps, Suite 101, beginning Friday, May 7, as part of the First Friday Art Walk in downtown Springfield.  The silent auction will continue through the month of May. 

Drury students, faculty and staff as well as other artists from the southwest Missouri region decorated all of the birdhouses. The artwork ranges from modern and abstract to traditional and quaint. 

There will be around 15 items to bid on.  The proceeds will benefit Habitat for Humanity and will be used to provide safe and decent housing for families in need.  The Drury University Habitat for Humanity Campus Chapter sponsors the auction.

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