Friends of Reinstein Woods invites the public to its Summer BBQ Fundraiser on Saturday, July 17 from 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. This drive-thru, pre-order event will take place at Reinstein Woods, 93 Honorine Dr. Depew, NY 14043. Proceeds will benefit environmental education programs and stewardship projects at Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve.
“During the pandemic, Reinstein Woods served as a haven for so many in the community,” said Friends of Reinstein Woods President Terry Boyle. “A drive-thru BBQ and virtual auction is a great way for community members to safely show their support for our local nature preserve and the programs offered there.”
In conjunction with the barbecue, supporters can bid on a variety of nature-themed art, outdoor gear, experiences and themed baskets in a virtual auction. Auction bidding opens online at 9 a.m. on July 1 and ends at 9 p.m. on July 17, 2021. Similar to a silent auction, bidders can make offers as often as they like on as many items as they’d like during the two-week period. Over $3,000 in items and experiences available to bid on – kayak tour with Buffalo Niagara Waterkeeper, Giant brand hybrid bike, propane firepit, 1-year membership to Albright Knox Northland, a special 3-part art experience with the West Seneca Art Society, and so much more! The event is sponsored by Gear For Adventure, Joe Basil Chevrolet, SnowCrest Digital, Cause and Effect Strategy and Wegman’s Food Markets.
Starting June 1, 2021, patrons can buy their barbecue tickets and get a sneak peek at auction items by visiting https://reinsteinwoods.betterworld.org/. Each dinner from BW’s Smoking Barrels BBQ includes a choice of entrée, two sides, a roll and butter. Barbecue tickets are $15 and will be on sale through July 7, 2021. Dinners are pre-order only. Tickets are also available by mail using the order form available at www.reinsteinwoods.org/BBQ.
Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve is a 292-acre complex of wetlands, ponds, and forest. Friends of Reinstein Woods promotes knowledge of nature through awareness, appreciation, and stewardship of the unique and diverse environment of Reinstein Woods and its programs. For more information about this event, call 716-683-5959 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.