July 19, 7 p.m. — Colgate Park, Route 9 West, Bennington
http://www.catamountprowl.com or call 802-447-3311
Get your cattitude on! Vermont’s elusive mountain lions, the catamounts are awakening from hibernation and the Catamount Prowl will be let loose this spring and summer beginning May 18 at Colgate Park in Bennington, Vermont. This is a great opportunity to check them out before they are auctioned off at the Midsummer Night’s Prowl and Auction Gala on July 19 at 7p at Colgate Park. The evening affair will feature the Taste of Vermont, live entertainment, specialty desserts and the live auction of the catamounts. Tickets are $50/person. Different businesses sponsored the cats and local artists were invited to create personalities for them. The Bennington Area Chamber of Commerce organized this street art project. Previous Chamber of Commerce art festivals in Bennington have raised significant funds for a number of charities as well as for the artists who receive 25% of the gross at the auction. Bennington’s Street Art projects are designed to raise funds for future community reinvestment, visitor attraction and to support local artists, support collaboration with local schools and youth, drive traffic to sponsor businesses and increase community pride.