The Fox Valley Wildlife Center is holding its Seventh Annual Winter Dinner/Auction on Saturday, Feb. 7. The event will be at Riverside Reception and Banquets in Geneva and is the Wildlife Centerâ€™s primary fundraising event. All proceeds will go towards helping the many injured and orphaned animals that will be brought to the Wildlife Center in 2009.
The FVWC Winter Dinner/Auction features a silent and a live auction, a 50/50 and cash raffle, wildlife presentations and dinner. The winners of this yearâ€™s photo contest will also be announced and contest entries will be on display. The event begins at 6 p.m. and tickets are $40 per person. Tables may be reserved for 8-10 people.
This yearâ€™s live auction items include a one-week luxurious vacation for up to 10 people at Satinwood in Coral Bay, St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands, valued at $3,500 to $4,410. The lodging has two full kitchens, a pool and a sun deck, and is minutes from the beach, shopping and dining. Cable television, stereo and other comforts are included. For more information, visit www.satinwood-usvi.com.
Other live auction items are a behind-the-scenes tour of Lincoln Park Zoo for six people; artwork from the Wildlife Centerâ€™s habitants, Duke and Toby; stained glass; artwork of Summer â€” signed by Summer, and more. To purchase tickets for the event, contact the FVWC at (630) 365-3800 or P.O. Box 385, Elburn, IL 60119.