Nature center’s fundraising banquet set

To raise money for programming and daily operations, the Navarino Nature Center will hold its 29th annual fundraising banquet Sept. 27 at The Gathering, 2600 E. Richmond St., Shawano.

The nature center is a nonprofit organization that promotes environmental education programs to the public and students in northeast Wisconsin. Through the hard work of volunteers, committees and generous donors, the center has been able to make significant improvements to its facility and grounds, including the “Exploring Habitats” accessibility trail.

The fundraiser will feature several raffles, silent and live auctions. As the banquet nears, photos of some of the donated items will be posted on Navarino’s Facebook page.

Social hour will begin at 6 p.m. with dinner at 7 p.m.; raffles and auctions will follow. Tickets to the banquet are $45 per person or $80 per couple. A banquet sponsorship is $250, and a table for eight is $400. Online registration and an informational packet can be found on the nature center’s website, For information, call the Navarino Nature Center at 715-758-6999 or email