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February 20, 2013 (El Cajon)--Get the Drawing board out and get ready--the El Cajon Animal Center for Education and Services (“ACES Foundation”) invites you to be a part of the first “Barkitecture 2013” by designing, building, and donating a “doggy dream house” or “cat condo” for the ACES Foundation, a 501c3 nonprofit whose mission is to assist the El Cajon Animal Shelter. Donated dog houses and cat condos will be displayed during late April at Westfield Parkway Plaza. Each will then be auctioned to the highest bidder at an exciting and unique reception April 28. This event is not to be missed.

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The primary goal of “Barkitecture 2013” is to raise funds for the care and well-being of the animals at El Cajon Animal Shelter. ACES Foundation's mission is to support the El Cajon Animal Shelter by raising money to enhance medical care, encourage animal adoptions, and promote public education about the proper care of animals. The El Cajon ACES Foundation is about people helping animals. It was established to provide financial assistance to the El Cajon Animal Shelter to pay for critical needs not funded through the City of El Cajon and unavailable to the Animal Shelter without direct community support.

Dixieline PROBUILD El Cajon location has also agreed to allow a 15% discount towards purchase of supplies. Discount will apply to a 1 time 15% discount (maximum $45 value) for materials purchased for your Barkitecture project! Upon entry you will receive a discount card to take to Dixieline at 1262 E. Main Street, El Cajon location only.

By designing and building a dog house or cat condo your company will be included in all local media marketing. This event will not only ensure funds and support for the Shelter, but also recognize talents and commitment of local architects and builders of San Diego County. Plus the designer information will be posted at Westfield Parkway Plaza, the busiest shopping mall in East San Diego County, for one week.

During the display of the structures, the public will be invited to vote on the best designed house and best overall house. On the afternoon of the auction, the winners will be announced and prizes awarded.

Please go to the ACES Foundation website, and complete the entry form under the BARKITECTURE Tab. Include the nominal entry fee of $25 and return to us by March 4, 2013 to ensure your involvement in “Barkitecture 2013”. Once you sign up, further details will follow on the timeline of events.

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