Artist Ted Cooper donates to High Country Artisans in Blairsville, Georgia

 Richard Saberton, Photographer Ted Cooper, Deborah Cooper, Ellen Gerber, Mike Smith, and Roger Gerber at Meeks Park Pavilion in Blairsville, Georgia

Richard Saberton, Photographer Ted Cooper, Deborah Cooper, Ellen Gerber, Mike Smith, and Roger Gerber at Meeks Park Pavilion in Blairsville, Georgia

Well known wildlife photographer Ted Cooper recently donated one of his original wildlife photographic prints to Blairsville's High Country Artisans. The large photograph is printed on canvas and depicts a waterfall with black bear. A handcrafted frame decorated with pine bark and native moss completes the piece.

This beautiful photo print, approximately 3 x 4 foot, will be raffled off at the 12th Annual Butternut Creek Festival on Sunday, July 25, 2010 at 2:30 p.m. It is currently on display at United Community Bank's main office and tickets are available now for $1.00 donations ($5.00 donations receive 7 tickets). This artwork will make a wonderful addition to someone's home or office and is destined to become a treasured heirloom!

Winner need not be present to win but MUST be available by phone from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, July 25, 2010 to make arrangements for pick up OR the next name will be drawn. Winner should claim prize at the pavilion in Meek's Park by 4:00 p.m. that same Sunday since it cannot be shipped.

Tickets are currently on sale at Carol Moore Demme's Gallery on the Main located at 3073 Chevy Drive at Main Street USA in Blairsville, Georgia. Please call (706) 897-7692 for directions. Tickets may also be purchased from HCA members Barbara Cone, Ellen & Roger Gerber, Carol Anne & Gene Harrison, Marilyn Jobe, Linda Karmgard, Sharry Morrison, Dione & Larry Outlaw, Phyllis & Sam Reina, Berta & Richard Saberton, Madeline & Robert Scoda, Judy & Mike Smith, Judy & Robert Snow, Linda Wimmers, Mark Wingertsahn, and Karen & Francis Moates.