Wings Over the Wetland 2017
On the crisp autumn night of Saturday, Oct. 28, the John Bunker Sands Wetland Center welcomed over 350 guests to the Wings Over the Wetland event. This magical evening was the highpoint of our biennial fundraiser, generating over $175,000 from 170 donors. These funds will help extend our mission to educate students and adults about water reuse and conservation, wetland systems and wildlife conservation. The sounds of the Electric Campfire Band filled the air as guests explored the boardwalk and mingled around a cozy faux campfire (Kaufman County was under a burn ban). Live birds of prey, the awe of astronomy, a watercolor artist, an airstream photo booth, cobalt campfire mugs and bales of hay rounded out the campfire-under-the-stars theme and provided a festive atmosphere for conversation and new friendships. A delicious buffet of Rosewood wagyu beef, beer can chicken, barbecue river salmon and all the fixings was prepared and served by The Spice of Life Catering with homemade s’mores and chocolate bread pudding for dessert.
Many thanks to our volunteers, staff, sponsors, donors, planning committee, host committee and event co-chairs, Patrick and Kristy Sands, for making our benefit a resounding success.
If you could not make the event but would like to support our cause, please donate at the link below.
In this holiday season, my heart is especially full of gratitude and appreciation to the hundreds of people and numerous organizations that continue to believe in and support education about our precious water supply and amazing wetland habitat.
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to you and yours! John DeFillipo, Director 972.474.9100