Dragonfly Ball to raise money for lodge

| 09 Sep 2015 | 12:36

— The Pocono Environmental Education Center will its "Wild Things 2015 — Dragonfly Ball” on Saturday, Sept. 19.

This year’s ball will again support the center's 21st Century Sustainability Campaign. With funds from the past two balls, the center will break ground next year on its new Sustainability Lodge.

Krave Caterers of Newton, N.J., will provide the elegant dinner, and decor will again be by Randy Auman of Milford, whose "1000 Cranes" origami theme last year was so striking.

"We are delighted that this year's dinner will take place at PEEC, in Peter Bohlin's iconic dining lodge," said Rebecca Lindsey of the Dragonfly Dinner Committee. "Many of our supporters do not often see the PEEC campus, and the Dragonfly Ball will let all of our guests experience the summer splendor of the park PEEC is fortunate enough to occupy"

Cocktails will be served outside, weather permitting. Guests can walk to the site of the new lodge, or inspect one of the existing lodges retrofitted with "sustainable" heating and hot water systems.

The live auction has been eliminated to give more time to the Robbi Kumalo band. Robbi, her husband, Bakithi Kumalo, and their band have been huge hits at the last two balls.

The center will provide continuous free shuttle service between Milford and the center campus on the night of the event for guests who prefer not to drive Route 209 at night.

Pocono Environmental Education Center’s mission is to advance environmental education, sustainable living, and appreciation for nature through hands-on experience in a national park. It's located near mile marker 8, within the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, in Dingmans Ferry.

For more information call 570-828-2319 or visit peec.org.