Our Great Lake Erie the theme of Nature Center's annual benefit

The staff at Bay Village's Lake Erie Nature & Science Center is finalizing preparations for the upcoming “Discover Our Great Lake” Annual Benefit & Auction. 

On Sept. 10 from 6:30-10:30 p.m., the Center will be hosting a laid-back Erie-inspired evening in support of their nonprofit mission to educate and inspire each of us to understand, appreciate and take responsibility for our natural universe!

Guests will be treated to seaworthy eats by Brennan’s Catering and Banquet Center, delectable drinks, waves of live music from Island Jeff, and a treasure trove of auction items and raffle prizes. Get ready to don your casual apparel (nautical outfits are encouraged!) and "Discover Our Great Lake" Erie.

This year, the Center will have over 70 prize baskets up for bidding in their silent auction. These baskets feature many fabulous items including an assortment of vacation packages to destinations like Key Largo, Disney World and the Caribbean. Spa packages, weekend getaways and sports memorabilia, such as an autographed Chris Perez photo, will also be up for grabs. A list of donors can be found online, and it is growing larger everyday.

In addition to the awesome auction items, there are also some remarkable raffle prizes! Two roundtrip Continental Airlines tickets, good for anywhere Continental flies, will go to a lucky winner. Tickets for this raffle are now on sale for $20, but don’t wait around – only 200 are being sold!

Tickets for “Discover Our Great Lake” are on sale for $65 per person, or $300 for four patron-level tickets. Reel in your tickets now at www.lensc.org or by calling the Center Welcome Desk at 440-871-2900. When purchasing tickets online, go to the online donation form at https://www.lensc.org/support/Donation.aspx, scroll down to Annual Benefit Reservations, fill in the total ticket price, type the guest names in the comment box and you’re all set.

Be sure to RSVP before Monday, Sept. 5, so that you can join Lake Erie Nature & Science Center for a night of nautical fun.

Frank Colosimo

Frank A Colosimo is the Visitor Experience & Communications Coordinator at Lake Erie Nature & Science Center.

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Volume 3, Issue 16, Posted 2:56 PM, 08.09.2011