You Helped Us Uncover the Hidden Gem at the Summer Solstice Soirée!

Written by Urban Ecology Center
    Wednesday, 22 June 2016
You Helped Us Uncover the Hidden Gem at the Summer Solstice Soirée!

We are overwhelmed by your support for the Urban Ecology Center's 9th annual Summer Solstice Soirée. Our guests uncovered the hidden gem of Riverside Park as they celebrated nature in the heart of the city. We are deeply grateful for the generosity of our guests, sponsors, board of directors, friends and volunteers.


Take a look at the photos below for some selected moments from the evening, and see even more highlights in our Facebook photo album!

Honorary hosts Jay and Carolyn Scott (center) of Prairie Springs: The Paul Fleckenstein Charitable Trust.


IMG 1308 editThe event began with a stroll through Riverside Park and an Impact Walk to hear stories from program participants along the way.


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Honorary host Kristyn Eitel welcomes guests to the event.


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Guests enjoy dinner stations prepared by Shully’s Cuisine.


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Guests bid on a wide variety of silent auction items.


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Ken Leinbach, Executive Director, and Terrance Davis, Visitor Services Specialist, get the program started.


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As the evening wound down, guests filled the balconies and the decks to light sparklers and celebrate the close of the longest day of the year!


Hosted by:

Carolyn & Jay Scott
Prairie Springs: The Paul Fleckenstein Charitable Trust

Kristyn & Mike Eitel

Susie & Fred Kasten


Thank you to our sponsors! 


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