50th Anniversary Events

 

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PARKLANDS FOUNDATION’S 50TH ANNIVERSARY EVENTS

SEPTEMBER 10, 2017 — ANNUAL MEETING AND 50TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION PARTY

Dear ParkLands Foundation Members, 

We would like to invite you and your friends to join us at the ParkLands Foundation Annual Meeting on Sunday, September 10, 2017. Because we are celebrating ParkLands Foundation’s 50th Anniversary, our annual membership meeting will be different from past meetings. This year, we will host a very special outdoor event that will take place on private property next door to our Chinquapin Bluffs Preserve in Woodford County. Members and non-members are invited to join us for this 50th anniversary celebration event.

 You will be able to enjoy a hearty local food buffet lunch prepared by Epiphany Farms while looking out over gorgeous prairies and woodlands in the Mackinaw River valley. Pre-registration is required for the buffet lunch.

During lunch, we will hold a brief annual membership meeting followed by a presentation by Matt Fraker about his personal experience as a landowner and donor, a summary of 50 years of conservation and restoration achievements, and our hope for the future of the ParkLands Foundation.

After the lunch and presentation, we will provide guided walking tours in our large and beautiful Chinquapin Bluffs preserve. We also will offer limited space in a few vehicles as a tour option.

After the tours, we will have celebratory champagne with cake and a dessert buffet. Pre-registration is required for the champagne and dessert buffet.

Tickets & Registration are available online at: pkannualmeeting.eventbrite.com

You may also complete the order form  and mail it with your check so it will arrive no later than Monday, September 4th. Or you can contact Erin Herbez at parklandsoffice@gmail.com or 309-454-3169 (ext. 16). 

We hope you and your family and friends will join us!

 

LOCATION:               

Matt Fraker and Sherri Thornton Farm, Woodford County, Illinois

Exact location details and directions provided only upon receipt of your pre-registration

AGENDA

10:00 AM                      OPTIONAL Nature hike at Chinquapin Bluffs and Fraker-Thornton Farm

12:00 PM                      Epiphany Farms Local Foods Buffet Lunch (ticket required)

Menu: Roasted chicken, BBQ pulled pork, Grilled miso honey tofu and vegetables with rice, garlic mashed potatoes, corn bread, homemade bread, farm fresh vegetables, kale salad, iced tea

12:30 PM                      Formal Membership Meeting and Presentation by Matt Fraker – 50 Years of Conservation Success: The Past and Future of ParkLands Foundation

1:30 PM                        Hikes and Trailer Rides in Chinquapin Bluffs

3:00 PM                        Champagne, Anniversary Cake and Dessert Buffet (ticket required)

 PLEASE NOTE: The natural lands conservation and restoration activities of the ParkLands Foundation are made possible by donations, memberships and grants. All event costs for the annual meeting, excluding the cost of your food, have provided by the ParkLands Foundation and Matt Fraker and Sherri Thornton. Please consider supporting our efforts by making a monetary contribution.

 

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