ICTrees to Raise Awareness With Green Portrait Day
Participants Will Receive a Professional Photograph and Giveaways with Donation
Time: 10am – 2pm
Location: 100 S. Market, Ste. 100 Wichita, KS 67202
WICHITA, KAN. (July 7, 2017)—ICTrees, a local non-profit organization, has partnered with Wichita photographer, Kacy Meinecke, to present a Green Portrait Day on July 14. Participants are encouraged to make a $10 donation to ICTrees and following the event, will receive a digital copy of their edited portrait in front of a green seamless backdrop.
The downtown Wichita event will be hosted at Kacy Meinecke Photography, 100 S. Market St. (the corner of Douglas and Market), from 10 am to 2 pm. Specializing in corporate and executive photography, Meinecke was voted “Best Photographer” in The Wichita Eagle 2016 Readers’ Choice competition.
“This is a great opportunity for professionals, couples and small families to get a beautiful shot taken in a professional photography studio,” said Meinecke. “I’ve even had past participants come just to take a few fun or silly shots, which is always a blast!”
The mission of ICTrees is to improve the Wichita and Sedgwick County area by planting a wide variety of sturdy, long-living trees in parks, along streets, at schools and on other public and private properties.
“We are always looking for community leaders and volunteers who would like to get involved,” said ICTrees founder, Barney Barnhard. “Events like the Green Portrait Day raise awareness for our mission and attract individuals who are also passionate about increasing the positive effects of trees, like cleaner air and water as well as reduced energy costs.”
The event will feature walk-in sessions on a first-come, first- served basis. The first 100 participants will also receive free ICTrees branded sunglasses and a window decal designed by Cassandra Bryan Design, the creative firm sponsoring the event.
ICTrees was founded in 2015 as a volunteer-only organization. The organization works to combat the disparity between the number of trees lost and the number of trees replaced each year, a disparity that some cities are unable to address through public funds. Since its inception, ICTrees has planted more than 1,500 trees in and around Wichita. More than 800 volunteers have been involved, donating more than 2,000 hours. For additional information about ICTrees and to get involved, please visit http:// ictrees.org.