Nature center schedules fundraising banquet

Navarino Nature Center will hold its 28th annual fundraising banquet Sept. 21 at The Gathering in Shawano.

The nature center is a nonprofit organization that promotes environmental education programs to the general public and students in northeast Wisconsin. Nearly 4,000 students visit Navarino annually, and general visitation is around 15,000.

All funds raised at the annual banquet will be used for daily operations and programming at the center.

The event includes several raffles (holiday, basket, backyard, wingspan, gun, freezer, wheelbarrow, 50/50, all-ticket, etc.), silent and live auctions. Photos of some of the prizes will be posted on the nature center Facebook site as the banquet draws near.

Social hour starts at 6 p.m. and dinner at 7 p.m. Tickets are $45 per person, $80 per couple, $400 for table of eight. Banquet sponsors pay $250.

Information is available by contacting the nature center at 715-758-6999 or, and online at (or click on the “Banquet” tab on the top of the webpage).