Dinner, silent auction Feb. 8 will raise funds for HS Galapagos trip

MEEKER | The Meeker Ecology Club is planning a trip to the Galapagos Islands to participate in biological studies in these islands. These islands are made up of volcanic rock and provide 17,000 square miles of land to research.

MHS student Savannah Mendenhall said, “I’m excited to share with the community what we will be doing and learning about. We are going to be learning about the culture and researching and learning about turtles.” Mendenhall is very excited and can’t wait to share her experiences with the rest of her community.

The Ecology Club is putting on a fundraiser on Feb. 8 to support their endeavor. The fundraiser is taking place at the Fairfield Center and starts at 5:30 p.m. with cocktails. A prime rib dinner is at 6 p.m. followed by a silent auction and live music.

WHO: Meeker International Ecology Group

WHAT: Silent Auction and prime rib dinner fundraiser for a trip to the Galapagos Islands

WHEN: Saturday, Feb. 8 starting at 5:30 p.m.

WHERE: Fairfield Center, Meeker

Auction items you can bid to win include a 20-minute scenic helicopter ride provided by Classic Air Medical and a scenic airplane ride for three over Devil’s Causeway provided by David Cole. Live music will be provided by Matt and Shana Holliday. Artwork to be auctioned comes from Ben Quinn, Jay Sullivan, Pat Daggett and Maym Cunningham.

The fundraiser is $35 per person, $60 per couple and $200 for a table of eight. Come and support these local kids in their dream of getting time in the field as ecologists, ambassadors and explorers. MHS student Aspen Merrifield said she is “very appreciative of the support” and “excited to share a new culture and help our planet.”

By Becca Steerman | Special to the Herald Times