Posted: Thursday, October 4th 2012 at 1:55pm
Elachee schedules 20th annual Safari Benefit
GAINESVILLE — Elachee Nature Science Center's biggest fundraising event of the year, the Safari Benefit Dinner and Auction "Inspired By Nature," has been slated for Saturday evening, October 13.
Held on the outdoor patio at the Center, this event attracts nearly 250 friends and supporters of the community nature center each year. The 6:00 p.m. event will feature beverage and appetizer bars, a low-county boil dinner, silent and live auctions.
In a special feature this year, Elachee will "Celebrate The Artists," recognizing a special group of artists whose consistent and significant contributions to Safari over the years have helped Elachee raise even more funds to support their education and conservation mission. Elachee will celebrate Jay Kemp's new status in the art world as the 2013 Featured Painter of the Year for the Southeast Wildlife Exhibition in Charleston in February, as well as being voted unanimously into the prestigious Society of Animal Artists. Other artists to be honored are Pris Buttler, Rosemary Dodd, Joyce Hornor, Frank Norton, Keith Rueckert, Marianne Scott and Debra Yaun.
Sponsor tables (various levels) and individual tickets ($75 per person) are available. Call Elachee at 770/535-1976 to reserve a spot or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Elachee Nature Science Center, a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization, is one of the premier environmental education centers in Georgia, serving over 35,000 students and an additional 30,000 visitors to the museum and preserve each year. Located in the 1,500-acre Chicopee Woods Nature Preserve in North Georgia, Elachee is celebrating more than 30 years of building environmental literacy for Georgians through quality educational experiences, museum exhibitions, special programs, and resources for schools and the public community. One of the largest greenspaces in the state of Georgia, Chicopee Woods Nature Preserve features rolling topography and four diverse habitats – woodland, lake, stream and wetland. Thirteen miles of hiking trails weave through the preserve, offering a view of the beautiful flora and fauna that reside within.
Link: Elachee Website
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