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Daisy's Dream Park Event - Minnesota

March 14, 2013

Good morning all:

I am amazed at the level the show has come to. I have over 30 participants and still 3 months away. Sadly, I am facing a severe health crises requiring hospitalization, biopsy and possible surgery and cannot devote mentally, physically or emotionally in what it will take to continue to produce this event in June.

I am heartbroken, pure and simple.

I will refund those fees paid by artists/vendors so far within the next 24-48 hours. It is early enough in the planning stages, that I am comfortable no one has produced enough work that cancellation of this show will have an impact. The City of Crystal has been made aware and perhaps, health permitting, I can reconsider this event for next year. My entire agenda is saving dogs. You have no idea how heartwrenching this decision has been. I feel like I've let everyone down, but I must address my health.

From my heart THANK YOU for stepping up with the desire to make this event possible.

Mary Margaret Gray Maggie Gray Photography

February 20, 2013

DAISY'S DREAM PARK event will be held June 15 and June 16, 2013 at Bassett Creek Park in Crystal, Minnesota. Bassett Creek Park is a beautiful setting for our event at 36th Avenue North and Highway 100 in Crystal, Minnesota.
HOURS of the show will be 10-5 pm both Saturday and Sunday.

DAISY'S DEALS: There will be a silent sale event happening for the duration of the show. Once we receive all items to be included in the sale, we will post those items on our site and viewing of sale items (for silent bidding) will be available for viewing and bidding at the location of "Daisy's Deals".

FASHION SHOW – DAISY'S DREAM TEAM: We will present wonderful boutique-style fashions from Danilyn's Designs and our models will be accompanied by rescue dogs! An excellent chance to see Danilyn's Designs by Designer Linda Jones very affordable clothing and jewelry line and meet some beautiful dogs!

ENTERTAINMENT: Classically-trained violinist Eric Bate will be performing at our event. Our website theme song "Ashokan Farewell" is performed by Eric Bate. Click to hear more of Eric's work:

The show will feature reputable Rescues, Vendors, Artists, Craftsmen, Entertainment and much more.

SHOW PRODUCER: The show is produced by Maggie Gray Photography ( and all proceeds from donations, booth fees, silent sale fees, etc. will be donated ONE HUNDRED PERCENT (100%) to each participating RESCUE.

Ms. Gray was the founder of ArtShare, the largest art restoration program in the country assisting artists from Mississippi who were devastated by Hurricane Katrina. Ms. Gray's ArtShare program shipped over 5,000 pieces of fine art to the Twin Cities for sale throughout numerous Art Galleries so that hundreds of artists could rebuild their lives through art sales.




Ms. Gray also recently produced a Wildlife Art Benefit at the Fifth Street Towers, Minneapolis, MN to raise monies and awareness for wildlife impacted by the oil spill in the Gulf Region. Monies raised through that event were donated to the Minnesota DNR Loon Program, National Audubon Society, Audubon Minnesota and TriState Bird Rescue.

Ms. Gray is also responsible for coordinating the sister-city relationship that now exists between the City of Wayzata, MN and Bay St. Louis, MS by requesting that the City of Wayzata adopt Bay St. Louis as an eternal sister-city: Visit:

MAP SHOWING LOCATION OF BASSETT CREEK PARK (can be accessed from Hwy 100 and 36th Avenue North; OR, 32nd Avenue North and Douglas). Has chain-free dog park, lakes, walking trails, paved sidewalks, gazebos, picnic areas, baseball fields, tennis courts.

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