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California campaign for Snoopy license plates reaches final days

With time running out, the campaign to put Snoopy on a California license plate is still about 2,500 orders short.

Begun in 2010 by the California Associations of Museums, the effort is now down to the wire: Saturday is the deadline for the 7,500 preorders required for the Department of Motor Vehicles to begin production on the plate, which features Snoopy as drawn by creator Charles M. Schulz and the slogan "Museums Are For Everyone." So far, about 5,000 orders have been placed.

Proceeds from the official Snoopy license plate will go toward a grant program administered by the California Cultural and Historical Endowment to support California’s museums.

If the 7,500-preorder goal isn't met, there's always next year. However, 2015 marks the 50th anniversary of A Charlie Brown Christmas, and a new CG-animated Peanuts feature is being released in November, which would make this an ideal time for the plates.

Sequential plates cost $50, while personalized plates are $98. You can get all the ordering details on the Snoopy plate website.

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