The Darien Nature Center is selling raffle tickets in advance of its annual “Down on the Farm” celebration.
Participants have the opportunity to choose which of the following four prizes they would like to win: a night out in Darien, a custom lemonade stand, a marble sculpture, and a Nature Center birthday party!
— an announcement from Darien Nature Center
Night out in Darien is for eight people and begins with a private tasting at Sipstirs followed by a four-course dinner at The Charles, the Darien Butcher Shop’s pop-up restaurant.
The Shop says it is “Darien’s most unique dining experience,” with a menu crafted by Chef Peter Crawford using the highest quality meat, poultry, fish and in-season vegetables. The evening is valued at $1,500.
Back by popular demand, master craftsman Roger Wiemer has donated a handmade lemonade stand with a retail value of $500. Darien mom Michelle McNulty won the stand at a previous Nature Center event and said her family is looking forward to using it again now that the weather has finally warmed up.
“My kids are so excited and I love the idea of them learning to be little entrepreneurs,” McNulty said, “We are definitely going to attract neighborhood attention with such a legitimate sales stand!”
Local artist Edgar Breban’s hand-carved whale sculpture is also a raffle prize again this year due to its popularity. It’s valued at $400. This one-of-a-kind marble creation can be used as both indoor and outdoor décor.
Tickets are $10 each and can be purchased at the Nature Center, as well as outside Aux Delices in the Goodwives Shopping Center, 25 Old Kings Hwy. North, this Saturday morning, April 27.