Flock Together fundraiser helps wildlife rehabilitation

Flock Together, an annual fundraiser for Second Chance Wildlife Rehabilitation, will be held Saturday, June 7.

This year, the event will feature morning activities for children and an evening of live music and an auction fundraiser for adults.

Daytime activities will be held at the Youth Garden Project, 530 South 400 East, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The morning will include creative face painting, a wildlife story corner, an art exhibit from the students at the Paradox School, informational booths, wildlife photography by Laurie Kline, and exhibits highlighting the benefits of beaver to the environment and a look inside the world of bats.

Participants will have the opportunity dress up like a bird, and Debbie Pappas, director of Second Chance, will explain her work helping more than 300 animal patients each year and releasing as many as possible back into the wild.

Evening events will be held at Eddie McStiff’s, 57 S. Main St., from 6 to 9 p.m. The evening will include live music by local band Phil Dirt, and a silent auction featuring one-of-a-kind art and jewelry donated by well-known local artists, as well as a variety of other goods and services. A slideshow and video presentation will run continuously at Wake & Bake (located next door) to explain the center’s work.

Both events are free of charge and all proceeds will go directly toward expenses related to helping sick and injured wildlife.

For more information, or to donate an item to the silent auction, call Yrma at 435-259-4859 or 435-259-0147 or Sara at 435-259-0910.