Contact: Michelle Jacobs, Delaware Conservation Districts, 302-739-9921, or Joanna Wilson, DNREC Public Affairs, 302-739-9902.
Tickets now on sale for Kent Conservation District’s
15th Annual Barn Dance fundraiser on Sept. 21
DOVER (Aug. 14, 2012) – The Kent Conservation District invites you to join them for a rompin' stompin' good time from 6 p.m. to midnight on Friday evening, Sept. 21, for its 15th Annual Barn Dance fundraiser. The event will be held in the Dover Building at the Delaware State Fairgrounds in Harrington. Activities include a down home barbecue pork and chicken dinner, live and silent benefit auctions, and dancing to music provided by Sounsations of Dover.
Be prepared to kick up your heels for a night of FUNdraising, with tickets on sale for $15 per person. Children 12 years and under are $8 each, while children under two are free. Reserved tables with seating for eight are available for $125, one name – one check.
The objective of the Barn Dance is to raise funds to support the Delaware Envirothon, a competitive, problem-solving, natural resource challenge for high school students. The goals of the Delaware Envirothon are to test the environmental knowledge of high school students and to cultivate within the students a desire to learn more about their natural world. The students are tested on the following topics: air quality, soils/land use, aquatic ecology, forestry, wildlife, and a current environmental issue.
The experience gained through the competition will prepare individual students and teams to make sound conservation decisions. The 2012 Delaware Envirothon champions from the Charter School of Wilmington just returned from Selinsgrove, Pa., where they competed in the Canon Envirothon with other students from across the U.S. and Canada. They returned with a 9th place finish out of 55 competing teams.
A limited number of tickets are available and can be purchased by mail or in person at the Kent Conservation District office at 800 Bay Road, Suite 2, Dover, DE 19901. Tickets sell quickly, so those who want to attend are encouraged not to wait.
For more information, please call the Kent Conservation District at 302-741-2600 ext. 3.
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