Contributed Article – Audubon Community Nature Center
Jamestown, N.Y. – Now is the time for businesses and individuals interested in supporting Audubon Community Nature Center’s Enchanted Forest to get on board.
“We need to have our sponsors in place soon so they don’t miss opportunities for recognition,” said event organizer and Audubon naturalist Katie Finch.
Enchanted Forest is the first Friday and Saturday in October. These magical evenings combine a luminary-lit trail with talking animals, fascinating both adults and the children they accompany.
Finch pointed out that there is a new way for businesses and individuals to support this annual event that is always a sell-out. “We are adding a basket raffle this year as an additional fundraiser. We are seeking donations of baskets with local goods for both kids and adults.”
The Friday and Saturday, October 5 and 6, evenings will begin with stories and songs at a backyard campfire. Then participants will be escorted around a trail by volunteer “fireflies” that light the way with lanterns. Larger-than-life-sized animals tell about their lives, sharing fun and educational information through dramatic and entertaining stories. The adventure concludes with crafts, snacks, and exploring inside the Nature Center building.
Deadlines for sponsor recognitions are fast approaching. To learn how you can be a sponsor, visit auduboncnc.org/enchantedforest or call (716) 569-2345 during business hours.
Enchanted Forest sponsors to date are Northwest, Michaels, Kings’ Heating & Cooling, and Courier Capital, LLC. The event is also made possible in part by support from the United Arts Appeal of Chautauqua County Projects Pool Grants Program.
For more information about Enchanted Forest, visit auduboncnc.org/enchantedforest.
Audubon Community Nature Center is located at 1600 Riverside Road, one-quarter mile east of Route 62 between Jamestown, N.Y., and Warren, Pa. To learn more, call (716) 569-2345 or visit the Programs page at auduboncnc.org.
Audubon Community Nature Center builds and nurtures connections between people and nature by providing positive outdoor experiences, opportunities to learn about and understand the natural world, and knowledge to act in environmentally responsible ways.