Jul 2, 2014 7:44 PM by KSBY Staff
The Santa Maria Natural History Museum has been collecting pennies for more than a year and is about to wrap up the fundraiser.
The goal is to collect one-million pennies, which adds up to $10,000 dollars. Museum officials say the money will be used to hire an additional employee.
"It's an awesome thing for our community because it provides education for our kids," said Tahir Masood, Natural History Museum Board President.
So far, 200,000 pennies have been collected, so they still need 800,000.
A final penny drive will be held on Saturday, July 12. People who bring their pennies can enjoy a barbeque at the museum from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
The museum is located at 412 S. McClelland Street in Santa Maria. Click here for more information on the Natural History Museum.
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