We celebrated 35 years of land conservation in Northwest Indiana at our annual spring benefit on June 4. The event was held at Valparaiso University’s Harre Union, with more than 400 supporters and guests in attendance.
By SLYCE participant Rachel Hall (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Shirley Heinze Land Trust held their 10th annual Spring Benefit at the Sand Creek Country Club in Chesterton, Indiana on June 8th, welcoming over 300 supporters of the cause to purchasing and preserving four of Indiana’s Natural Gems.
For me, the night began at 10:00 AM. I had the pleasure of meeting all those of the Shirley Heinze Land Trust as we set up for the benefit that would finally take place after months of preparation and planning. The air was electrified with the busyness and excitement of placing all the auction items in the correct location, readying each table and chair with the necessary items to participate in the auction, arranging the beautifully done archway near the entrance, and more.
Photo by Barb Labus
By summer intern Liz Zombik (email@example.com)
Shirley Heinze Land Trust celebrated its 10th Annual Spring Benefit this past Saturday at Sand Creek Country Club. This year's benefit highlighted four of Shirley Heinze and Indiana's most precious natural gems: Ambler Flatwoods, Little Calumet Wetlands, Meadowbrook, and Ivanhoe South.
As the evening began, guests were welcomed by the beautiful native plant arrangements done by Chuck Roth. After entering, guests were greeted by friends and conversation while passing underneath a lovely handmade arch. The benefit hosted an open seating arrangement, allowing for everyone to mingle and meet to discuss the amazing cause they had all gathered to celebrate.
The turn out was great, with over 300 people attending to support Shirley Heinze and its mission. While the food, decor, and setting were all wonderful, the most amazing aspect of all were the people who attended, including the sponsors.
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