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Fundraising for Divine monument ends, starts up again

Fundraising for Divine monument ends, starts up again

Fundraising for a proposed monument to actor and drag queen Divine has fallen well short of its $70,000 goal, but organizers are already trying again.

A team of local merchants, artists and Divine fans announced Friday that they are abandoning efforts to raise the money through a campaign on Kickstarter.com that was scheduled to end today. As of Friday afternoon, just over $14,000 had been raised. That money will be returned to the 235 people who had pledged.

The group has begun fundraising on a second crowdfunding website, m4hub.com. That site will not include a deadline for raising the money, says Hampden merchant Michal Makarovich, allowing the group more time to stage...

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