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List Of High-End Auction Items Grows As HCNH Wander the Wild Event Date Draws Near
Live auction and ‘wild’ dinner are expected to be the highlight of this fundraising event to be held at the Juniper Well Ranch. The outdoor setting, wild and wonderful auction items and wild foraged menu promise to be enjoyable and memorable.
The Highlands Center is a membership supported non-profit organization created to help children and adults discover the wonders of nature and become wise caretakers of the land through outdoor-science education on the Central Arizona Highlands.
Donations for the auction include a sculpture by Heather Johnson, a framed original drawing of by Diane Iverson, handcrafted jewelry by Dick Marcusen and an original oil painting by artist, Lisa Kasier. For those who appreciate outdoor adventures and getaways, the bill of fare includes Birding with Eric Moore, a Catalina Island retreat, a Rocky Point, Mexico escape, an archeology/natural history package with Dan Campbell and Fred Kraps, and a photography adventure with Walt Anderson.
Jacy Lee, a local favorite auctioneer from the popular Batterman’s Auction house in Prescott, will conduct the auction in what is expected to be fast-paced, lively bidding. Jacy is known for his entertaining and skillful auctioneering style, and is a much anticipated part of the day’s events.
Chef Molly Beverly is catering Wander the Wild and has created a unique and delicious menu comprised of foraged wild ingredients. Chiltepines (wild chilies), Nopales (cactus pads), and wild oregano, plus Native American and heritage foods such as prickly pears, tepary beans, red peppers, tomatillos and pine nuts, are all combined to create a tasty array of dishes to satisfy the appetites of participants.
Corporate sponsors include Raven Level Sponsor: Taylor & Padgett Wealth & Legacy Strategies, and Quail Level Sponsors: Catalyst Architects, EV Solar, Residence Inn by Marriott and Springhill Suites. Foghara Advertising has donated all advertising and public relations services for the event.
Tickets to Wander the Wild are $75 and can be purchased by calling the Center at (928) 776-9550. Once reservations have been confirmed, attendees will receive confirmation and directions to Juniper Well Ranch where the event is being held.
Recently honored as the winner of Channel Eight’s, Be More Awards™ FOR EDUCATIONAL OUTREACH for its Schoolyard Habitat program, The Highlands Center offers extensive family programs, after-school programs, and week-long summer day camps. They also provide field studies, lectures, workshops, and other activities to broaden the adult community’s understanding of natural history in the Central Arizona Highlands.
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