AVON-BY-THE-SEA — The Avon Historical Society and the Avon Education Foundation [AEF] are coming together to create the “Avonopoly” board game, new and improved from the first one that was created in 1993, as a fundraiser for the society.
The Avon Parks and Recreation Department created the first “Avonopoly” board game in 1993 with a bright orange board with black and yellow accents. The creation of this new game comes as a fundraiser for the celebration of Avon-By-The-Sea’s 125th anniversary.
“We decided to partner with the Avon Education Foundation to make a new game,” said President of the Avon Historical Society, Norah Magrini. “The graphics are much better now than they were in 1993…There is a big picture in the middle which is of the boardwalk and there is a lamppost and a bench. The beach is in the background.”
The AEF and historical society got together a total of three times to discuss details and design before beginning the process of reaching out to businesses and households for sponsorships.
The sponsorships were offered to both businesses and residents to have their names placed on things from a list of names on the game board, monetary denominations, board spaces and playing cards.
With the number of sponsorships and generous donations the organizations received, the creation of the game, along with shipping, were paid for completely. With 250 games being pre sold or given to higher paying sponsor slots, the other 250 games ordered for sale will serve as profits for the fundraiser.
These games will be available at both the Avon Garden Club Craft Fair this summer as well as Avon Pavilion boutique for $35.
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