Sara Cares: Artists Aiding Animals begins its second year with the June 2014 TRAC Tour June 6, 7, and 8. Sara’s Cares is a grass roots fundraiser that benefits the Mitchell County Animal Rescue and the Yancey Humane Society. In its first year, “Sara Cares” raised almost $1300 for MCAR. During the June TRAC Tour, 19 artists have joined together to help the rescues in our mountain region. Pay a visit to Robbie Bell, Pam Brewer, Cynthia Bringle, Edwina Bringle, Claudia Dunaway, Susan Feagin, Judson Guerard, Deb Karash, John Lara, Rob Levin, Teresa Pietsch, John Richards, Michael Rutkowsky, Ruth Rutkowsky, Valerie Schnaufer, Ken Sedberry, Gay Smith, David Trophia and Kathleen Turczyn. The Sara Cares special differs from studio to studio. Be sure to ask participating artists what their Sara Cares offer is and how you can help support the animals of Mitchell and Yancey Counties. For more information about the TRAC Tour, please log onto www.ToeRiverArts.org .