Dinner, nature walk with McMillan June 25

Published 10:46 am Thursday, June 16, 2011

A dinner and a nature walk are scheduled for Saturday, June 25 to raise funds for the continued production of the locally produced award-winning public television series “Expeditions with Patrick McMillan.”

“Patrick knows our state, and he reminds us – and much of the rest of the world – of what we have and must protect, and we need to protect his ability to do that,” said Eva Pratt, who, with her husband Sam and other concerned friends, are organizing this fundraising event.

The dinner will be at 7 p.m. at the recently renovated Tryon Depot in Tryon, for a donation. The event will include a presentation by Dr. McMillan and a silent auction, which has so far accrued three guided hikes, a bird feeder, toys and native plants.

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The first 25 people to make reservations will also have the opportunity to take a walk with McMillan at Pearson’s Falls, a botanical preserve between Tryon and Saluda that is home to many rare plants and lovely wildflowers. The walk will be held June 25 at 3 p.m.

Reservations can be made by emailing evaoncompton@gmail.com Seating is limited.

Checks should be mailed to Eva Pratt, 2556 Compton Bridge Road, Inman, S.C. 29349, made out to Clemson University Foundation for ‘Expeditions with Patrick.’ If you’d like to donate but cannot attend, donations of any amount are appreciated.

“Expeditions with Patrick McMillan” is a popular television series produced by Clemson University’s Public Service Activities. The program presents the natural world and humankind’s connection to and impact on it – exploring, explaining, and enlightening. It is aired across the country and winner of several awards.

– article submitted by Janie Marlow