Spring Fling

Audience at 2016 Spring Fling

Each year the Ney Nature Center Board of Directors hosts an Annual Spring Fling Fundraiser and Benefit Dinner. The evening event includes a guest speaker, delicious meal, silent auction and live auction. Local businesses and members of the community generously donate to this event.

2017’s Spring Fling is scheduled for Saturday, April 1st at the Le Center Legion and will feature guest speaker, Photographer Doug Ohman. Planning for this event begins in November and the committee meets once a month until February when it begins to meet every two weeks. Joining the planning committee is a rewarding way to make this a great event for the Ney Nature Center.

dougohmanPhotographer, author, storyteller, Doug Ohman, will be speaking on Prairie, Lake, Forest: Minnesota State Parks. He visited each of Minnesota’s 66 parks to capture their classic beauty, storied wildlife, history and wealth of activities in all seasons.

Ney Nature Center 10th Annual Spring Fling Benefit Dinner & Fundraiser

Saturday, April 1, 2017 at the Le Center Legion

Join us! You can RSVP your Dinner Tickets in two ways:

Tickets are
$35.00 for Ney Nature Center Members &
$50.00 for Non-Members which includes a 2017 Membership

Dinner Menu catered by Weber’s Custom Catering

  • Caesar Salad
  • Wood Fired Pork Loin and/or Wood Fired Sirloin Tips
  • Grilled Seasoned Baby Reds with Roasted Peppers
  • Steamed Seasonal Veggie
  • Dinner Roll
  • Gourmet Desserts
  • Coffee, Milk, & Ice Water

Event Sponsors and Live & Silent Auction Items

Check back often as donations are received they are added to this lineup!

Sponsors

Stewardship Level ($500 & above):

  • Jim & Susan Anderson

Sponsorship Level ($250 to $499):

  • Belle Plaine Rotary

Supporter Level ($100 to $249):

  • Belle Plaine Lions
  • First National Bank of Le Center
  • First State Bank of Le Center, Henderson
  • Tom Holtman, Waterville
  • Hometown Bank of Henderson
  • Interstate Building Supply, Le Sueur
  • Jerry’s Enterprises, Edina
  • Kolden Funeral Home
  • Kriha Electric, Montgomery
  • LS Engineers, Le Sueur
  • Skelly Towing, Belle Plaine
  • State Bank of Belle Plaine

Donor Level (up to $99):

  • Frandsen Bank & Trust, Montgomery
  • Herrmann Drug, Montgomery
  • Obrle LTD CPA, Le Sueur

Gift Certificates

  • $25.00 Odenthal Meats, New Prague
  • Two $10.00 Arlington Haus Gift Cards
  • One year membership & 3 free pheasants w/purchase of 3, Caribou Gun Club, Le Sueur
  • $10.00 Lady A’s Cupcakes, New Prague
  • $25.00 Casey’s General Store
  • Two $10.00 Annie’s Cafe & Catering
  • Two Certificates for 1 Oil Change, Lube, & Filter at Behnke Auto Center
  • Two 1-year subscription to Belle Plaine Herald
  • Two “Bowling & Pizza Package” includes 1hr bowling, 2 shoe rentals, 1 two topping pizza, & 1 pitcher of pop at Borough Bowl in Belle Plaine
  • Three 1-year subscriptions to Henderson Independent
  • Two $30.00 Grille Gift Cards for Prairie Grille & Burough Bowl
  • Complimentary Reserve Wine Tasting for four, Cannon River Winery
  • Two Tickets to the Old Log Theatre
  • Anytime Canapy Tour, MN Zipline Adventures
  • $25.00 United Farmers Co-op
  • Two performance tickets to the Guthrie Theatre
  • One Complete Bicycle Overhaul by PRF Bicycles, Henderson
  • Four 30 minute Therapeutic Massage, Heart’n Hands
  • Two $25.00 Gift Certificates to the Belle Plaine Dairy Queen
  • 1-year Subscription to your choice of either Le Seuer News Herald, Le Center Leader, or St Peter Herald
  • Family Day Pass to the Chaska Community Center
  • Two Certificates for Free Gold Oil Change, Car Wash, & Multi-Point Inspection from Matt Saxe Chevrolet-Buick
  • Certificate for Custom Whitening Trays at Haemig Family Dentistry ($400 value)
  • $50.00 Gift Certificate to the Patton Place, Le Sueur
  • Live & Silent Auction Items

    Glass Box with Bracelet & Nail Polish by Hairchitects Salon & Spa Glass Box w/two Bracelets & Two OPI Nail Polishes donated by Hairchitects Salon & Spa, New Prague
    Assortment of Fishing Tackle (Box #1) by Tackle Terry TumaAssortment of Fishing Tackle (Box #1) donated by Tackle Terry Tuma
    IMG_1373Gourmet Jam Basket w/8 Jams donated by Lois Ahntholz and Carol Jackson
    Assortment of Fishing Tackle (Box #2) by Tackle Terry Tuma Assortment of Fishing Tackle (Box #2) donated by Tackle Terry Tuma

    Eagles Camp 5 Person Tent by Wondra Auto IncEagles Camp 5 Person Tent donated by Wondra Auto Inc, Le Center

    Assortment of Fishing Tackle (Box #3) by Tackle Terry TumaAssortment of Fishing Tackle (Box #3) donated by Tackle Terry Tuma
    Inspirational Plaque by Le Center FloralInspirational Plaque donated by Le Center Floral
    Assortment of Fishing Tackle (Box #4) by Tackle Terry TumaAssortment of Fishing Tackle (Box #4) donated by Tackle Terry Tuma
    Mosaic Diamond Glass Gazing Globe with Stand By Genisis Country StoresMosaic Diamond Glass Gazing Globe w/stand donated by Genesis Country Stores
    MN Fishing Opener T-Shirt (XL)bby Toody's Sweet TreatsMN Fishing Opener T-shirt (size XL) donated by Toody’s Sweet Treats
    Small Birdhouse#2-Wren Size Hole by Byron NordstromSmall Bird House w/Wren Sized Hole by Byron Nordstrom
    Wool Tea Cosy by Janet NordstromWool Tea Cosy by Janet Nordstrom
    Handmade Baby Quilt & Burp Cloths in Decorative Box by Peg LonghenryHandmade Baby Quilt & Burp Cloths in Decorative Box by Peg Longhenry
    Photo of 1965 American League Champions (MN Twins) By Cornerstone AdvisorsPhoto of 1965 American League Champions, MN Twins donated by Cornerstone Advisors

    IMG_1386 2 Gourmet Jam Baskets w/4 Jams donated by Lois Ahntholz and Carol Jackson

    Hand Knit Wool:Acrylic Cowl by Janet NordstromHand Knit Wool/ Acrylic Cowl by Janet Nordstrom
    Leopold's Bench by John HeitkampAldo Leopold Bench made by John Heitkamp
    Gift Basket filled with fun items by First Choice PharmacyGift Basket with fun items donated by First Choice Pharmacy
    Turkey Lamp by Jim Legg & Mary DvorakTurkey Lamp donated by Jim Legg
    Ron Sandberg Collectible Statue By Cornerstone AdvisorsRon Sandberg Collectible Statue donated by Cornerstone Advisors
    IMG_2473Pinot Noir Monterey 667 & One Black North Coast California in an attractive reusable basket donated by Carol & Tom Jackson
    Toody's Sweet Treats T-Shirt (M) by Toody's Sweet TreatsToody’s Sweet Treats T-shirt (size M) donated by Toody’s Sweet Treats
    Handwoven Acrylic Baby Banket by Janet NordstromHandwoven Acrylic Baby Blanket by Janet Nordstrom
    Handmade Tote Bag by Peg LonghenryHandmade Tote Bag by Peg Longhenry
    Satchel Paige's Hartland New Classics Collectible StatueSatchel Paige’s Hartland New Classics Collectible Statute
    Small Birdhouse#2-Wren Size Hole by Byron NordstromSmall Birdhouse with Wren sized hole donated by Byron Nordstrom
    Wool Tea Cosy by Janet Nordstrom Wool Tea Cosy by Janet Nordstrom
    12 Tile Accent Table by Benders True Value HardwareTile Accent Table donated by Bender’s True Value Hardware
    Embroidered Dish Towls in Decorative Box by Peg LonghenryEmbroidered Dish Towels in Decorative Box by Peg Longhenry
    Warren Spahn Collectible Statue By Cornerstone AdvisorsWarren Spahn Collectible Statue by Cornerstone Advisors
    SaintsTwo Outfield Reserved Tickets to any May or June 2017 regular Season Saints Baseball Game
    2 100% Cotton Handwoven Tea Towels by Janet NordstromTwo 100% Cotton Handwoven Tea Towels donated by Janet Norsdrom
    King Yellow Jacket Portable Heater By Genisis Country StoresKing Yellow Jacket Portable Heater donated by Genesis Country Stores
    Stair-Step Plant Display (Cedar)Stair-Step Plant Display made of Cedar by Earl Gransee
    Hanging Bird Feeder by Prairie Farm SupplyHanging Bird Feeder donated by Prairie Farm Supply
    John Deere Model 7430 Toy Tractor With Duals by Ag Power Enterprises, Inc.John Deere Toy Tractor w/Duals donated by Ag Power Enterprises
    Hand Tied Fishing Spinners by Earl GranseeHand Tied Fishing Spinners by Earl Gransee
    Frista Basket by Ken & Lois AhntholzFiesta Basket, includes homemade Salsa, chips, glasses, & drink mixes donated by Lois & Ken Ahntholz
    Autumn Ringnecks by Jerry Gadamus given by Hennen Furniture“Autumn Ringnecks” by Jerry Gadamus donated by Hennen Furniture
    Basket of Bags, Bags & More---Ten Bags Total by Judy & Warren Wolf “Basket of Bags” Ten bags total, including shopping bags, matching makeup bags, 5 Thirty-One Brand including a “31” Thermal Wine Carrier w/bottle of wine donated by Judy & Warren Wolf
    Keepsack Box Handcrafted by Ollie Heitkamp Handcrafted Keepsake Box by Ollie Heitkamp
    Book Canoes by Thomas Rice & Mary Becker Canoes, A Natural History in North America by Mark Neuzil & Norman Sims donated by Thomas Rice & Mary Becker
    Satchel Paige Collectible Statue By Cornerstone AdvisorsSatchel Paige Collectible Statue donated by Cornerstone Advisors
    Peterson Bluebird House by Earl GranseePeterson Bluebird House by Earl Gransee
    IMG_2477Cabernet Sauvignon 337 & Chardonnay 446 in an attractive reusable basket donated by Carol & Tom Jackson
    Growler, 2 Glasses. Cap & Bag by Montgomery BrewingGrowler, 2 Glasses, Cap, & Bag from Montgomery Brewing
    Maple Serving Tray Handcrafted by Ollie HeitkampHandcrafted from Maple, Serving Tray by Ollie Heitkmap
    Knit Belle Plaine Headband by Debs Embroidery Business Knit Belle Plaine Headband by Deb’s Embroidery Business
    Snack Table #2 Handcrafted by Ollie Heitkamp Snack Table handcrafted by Ollie Heitkamp
    Culligan Bottled Water Despenser & 5 gallon water bottle by Mayer Soft WaterCulligan Bottled Water Dispenser & 5 gallon water bottle donated by Mayer Soft Water of St Peter
    Abstract Painting by Lynch “Hidden Falls” Blue Waterfall Acrylic Painting by Patrick Lynch
    Chips & Salsa Gift Basket by St Peter Food Co-opChips & Salsa Gift Basket donated by St Peter Food Co-op
    John Deere Charcoal:Black Trucker Cap by Ag Power Enterprises, Inc.John Deere Charcoal Black Trucker Cap donated by Ag Power Enterprises
    Chickadee Bird House by Prairie Farm SupplyChickadee Bird House donated by Prairie Farm Supply
    Bass Coat Rack by Hennen Furniture Bass Coat Rack donated by Hennen Furniture

    Rocking Horse #138 (Oak) Handcrafted by Ollie HeitkampOak Rocking Horse handcrafted by Ollie Heitkamp

    One u4ic Growler, 2 Glasses & Gift Certificate for one Growler Fill by u4ic Brewing, inc.Growler, 2 Glasses & Gift Certificate for one Growler fill donated by u4ic Brewing

    Farkel or Yahtzee Dice Yard GameFarkel or Yahtzee Yard Game handcrafted by Earl Gransee
    twins logo4 Twins Tickets, Legends Club Seats donated by Waste Management
    Grape Jelly Bird FeederGrape Jelly Bird Feeder handcrafted by Earl Gransee

    Minnesota Wine Glass Holder with 4 Glasses & Bottle of Wine Minnesota Wine Glass Holder with 4 Glasses & Bottle of Wine
    Wood Tower Yard GameWood Tower Yard Game handcrafted by Earl Gransee
    Molkky Yard GameMolkky Yard Game handcrafted by Earl Gransee
    Rectange Planter (Cedar)Rectangle Planter made of Cedar by Earl Gransee
    Sailboat Cruise Sailboat Cruise on the beautiful Mississippi River for a group of 4, duration 4-5 hours aboard the “NorthStar” donated by Mick McGuire
    Square planter box (Cedar).jpgSquare Planter Box made of Cedar by Earl Gransee
    Orange Slices and:or Grapes Bird Feeder by Hennen FurnitureOrange Slices &/or Grapes Bird Feeder donated by Hennen Furniture
    Suet Feeder (Pileated Woodpeckers love this feeder) Suet Feeder (Pileated Woodpeckers love this feeder!)handcrafted by Earl Gransee
    Minnesota Wine Rack With 3 Bottles of WineMinnesota Wine Rack with 3 Bottles of Wine donated by Earl Gransee
    Fly Threw Bird FeederFly Through Bird Feeder handcrafted by Earl Gransee
    Toneinfinim Premium Wireless Stereo Headset by Carol JacksonLG Tone Premium Wireless Stereo Headset donated by Carol Jackson
    Knit Belle Plaine Hat by Debs Embroidery Business Knit Belle Plaine Hat by Deb’s Embroidery Business
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