GroveFest is SATURDAY!
GroveFest isnt exactly a festival, but it feels like one. We skipped the carnival atmosphere, neon lights, and huge crowds to create a more intimate and relaxed event for EVERYONE in the family.
GroveFest takes place THIS SATURDAY July 26 and consists of two parts. There are the FREE daytime activities (11 a.m.- 2 p.m.) that focus on nature, the outdoors, and hands-on activities for ALL AGES. We call this 'Nature at the Grove.'
Then, there is the evening part (6-10 p.m.), which is adults-only and can be best described as a FUNdraiser. We call this part 'Bid at the Grove Auction.' It is the Centers largest annual revenue-raising event, but it is totally focused on FUN. Auction tickets now are SOLD OUT. If you want to make sure you don't miss out next year, give us a call now and we will add you to our mailing list for the 2015 event! Call Kathy at 800-998-7737, ext. 226 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We could not offer GroveFests full day of family fun without the help of our major sponsors: Key Bank-the Walter E. Terhune Memorial Fund, Heinz North America, and the Randolph J. & Estelle M. Dorn Foundation.
Area organizations are the heart of 'Nature at the Grove. ' Representatives from the following organizations are participating: Back to the Wild (with animals rehabilitated at the Castalia, Ohio facility), the Toledo Zoo (just named one of the top 10 zoos in the nation!), Ohio Department of Natural Resources, Franciscan Earth Literacy Center, Sunshine Farms, Rimeslpach Farms & Produce, Camp Fire, OSUs Franz Theodore Stone Laboratory, and South Creek Clydesdales (offering narrated wagon tours of the grounds of Spiegel Grove for a small fee). Food options will include sandwiches this year.
Auctioneer Bill Jones of Jones Premier Auctions entertains as he encourages lively bidding at the 'Bid at the Grove Auction.' This years auction theme is a Garden Gathering.
Here's a look at what happened at the 2013 GroveFest.