Mother Nature certainly appeared to be supporting Lake Erie Nature & Science Center for their annual benefit, Bake Near the Lake, on September 7th.
While she provided beautiful weather, Jennifer Rosa and her committee worked to provide a memorable experience for guests that would support the Center’s education programs.
Guests saw right away that this wouldn’t be a run-of-the-mill benefit. Boa constrictors, chinchillas, skunks and owls were at the front door to welcome the visitors. Once inside, supporters were able to take in a specially designed planetarium show, bid on over 50 silent auction items, enjoy delicious eats from Catering by Verba’s and check out the animal exhibits.
As the night progressed, The Feedbacks kicked things up under the stars and those not dancing kept warm at the bonfire.
This marks the 23rd year Lake Erie Nature & Science Center has held its benefit and auction – the only fundraising event they host all year.
This year’s event raised over $59,000, which will allow the Center to continue offering high quality learning experiences to the community.