Dinner benefit for PAC Sept. 7

Published 7:03 pm Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Birders and non birders alike can find their inspiration in the wealth of items up for auction at the Pacolet Area Conservancy’s first annual “For Land’s Sake!” benefit dinner on Friday, Sept. 7.
Drawing on the estimable talents of Polk County artists, all things avian are being painted, drawn, etched, carved and photographed into existence – all to be auctioned off alongside a dazzling array of gifts donated by generous supporters of PAC.
“Whether you’re a bird lover or not, this benefit promises to be a fun experience,” said Nancy McKinstry, event chairwoman.
The old Sunnydale Restaurant in Tryon will be transformed into an avian masterpiece of trees, colors and dramatic forms, courtesy of Cory and Erin Thompson of Thompson’s Garden Gallery and Outdoor Living, located in Tryon.
By giving attendees a bird’s eye view into the world above our heads, PAC organizers said they hope to showcase the benefits of land conservation – not only for its intrinsic value to local residents but also for its importance to native bird populations.
Loss of habitat represents the single greatest threat to avian populations. Because more than 70 percent of land in America is privately owned, conserving the diverse landscape of woodlands, grasslands, wetlands, marshes, lakes and rivers that defines Polk County is more important than ever, PAC officials said.
Everyone is invited to enjoy a meal, as well as live music provided by Jim Peterman. Take your pick of donated gifts, trips and services – from landscape designers to topiary artists, from vacation packages to zip lining and river adventures.
For more information or to support the organization’s ongoing efforts, call 828-859-5060 or visit www.pacolet.org.
– article submitted by PAC

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