CEDAR RAPIDS — Indian Creek Nature Center’s signature vacation fundraiser, Nature’s Noel, is returning in-person this 12 months on Dec. 4 after being on-line solely final 12 months. The event will happen from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and can characteristic recent inexperienced preparations, frozen meals and artisan items as in years previous. There additionally can be a number of gently used decorations obtainable for sale in Noel’s Attic.
Unlike earlier years, there won’t be household actions or crafts; nevertheless, all are invited to store and keep so long as they’d like. Shoppers are inspired to come early for the very best choice. Masks are required indoors, in addition to outdoor if a protected distance can’t be maintained.
A greenery association that includes a Santa figurine and candied fruit garland is proven from a earlier Nature’s Noel event. This 12 months’s fundraiser is Saturday at Indian Creek Nature Center. (The Gazette)
Nature’s Noel is offered yearly by the Friends of the Nature Center, who’ve hosted fundraisers for the Nature Center for 46 years. Many within the group have been actively volunteering for many years, spending numerous hours to plan and execute greater than 100 profitable fundraisers to profit environmental schooling at Indian Creek Nature Center. In complete, they’ve raised $1,531,154 for the Nature Center, and have supported greater than 1 million kids in experiencing the advantages of nature. This 12 months they have been acknowledged by the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP Eastern Iowa) with the Benjamin Franklin Award for their efforts.