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Mark Your Calendar for Feather 2011

Feather Our Nest (FON) 2011, Fontenelle Nature Association’s (FNA) annual fundraiser, will feature a silent auction, dinner, live auction and raffle. The theme of the event is "The Beginning of a Mammoth Adventure,” celebrating Fontenelle Forest Nature Center’s upcoming Ice Age Exhibition.

 


 

When: Friday, April 29th at 6 p.m. – Cocktails and Silent Auction 8 p.m. – Dinner 9 p.m. – Live Auction

Where: Livestock Exchange Building Ballroom – 4920 South 30th Street

Why: Proceeds raised by FON will provide hands-on nature education for children in our community. Last year, more than 22,000 children from urban schools visited Fontenelle Forest Nature Center for a free or low-cost environmental education class/field trip thanks to funds raised by FON 2010.

This year, FON will also support the upcoming Ice Age Exhibition, enabling kids of all ages to dive into the past world of mammoths, mastodons and primitive culture. Everyone will have the opportunity to explore a mammoth tusk hut, see genuine Ice Age fossils and a mummified baby mammoth replica. This special exhibit will be available July 1st thru September 30th at Fontenelle Forest Nature Center.

Cost: $125 per person ($75 tax deductible)

Attire: Business Casual

Who: The Event Chairwomen are Jennifer Peterson and Kara Plumb. They are assisted by Denise Barrett, Guild President, and the Chairwomen for Community Support: Ann Christiansen, Beth Smith and Cheryl Smith. FON is organized by more than 75 community volunteers, including 36 FNA Guild Board members. Valmont Industries, Inc. will be the FON 2011 Presenting Sponsor.

Who: William H. Leopard will serve as Honorary Chairman of FON 2011. Since 2004, Leopard’s generous financial support has enabled all 3,500 fifth-grade students within Omaha Public Schools to participate in H2Omaha: Missouri River Science Education Initiative, an environmental education program that uses the Missouri River floodplain as a “living laboratory.”

For more information about Fontenelle Nature Association, visit www.fontenelleforest.org.

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