GroveFest = All day FUN!
GroveFest isnt exactly a festival, but it feels like one. We skipped the carnival atmosphere, neon lights, and huge crowds to create a more intimate and relaxed event for EVERYONE in the family.
GroveFest takes place Saturday, July 26 and consists of two parts. There are the FREE daytime activities (11 a.m.- 2 p.m.) that focus on nature, the outdoors, and hands-on activities for ALL AGES. We call this 'Nature at the Grove.'
Then, there is the evening part (6-10 p.m.), which is adults-only and can be best described as a FUNdraiser. We call this part 'Bid at the Grove Auction.' It is the Centers largest annual revenue-raising event, but it is totally focused on FUN. Auction tickets need to be reserved in advance - best not to delay - and are $100 per person. You can $ave by gathering friends and family to fill a table! Per person price for a table of EIGHT is $90, and a table of TEN is $85. Reserve your tickets NOW by calling Kathy at 800-998-7737, ext. 226 or email her at email@example.com.
We could not offer GroveFests full day of family fun without the help of our major sponsors: Key Bank-the Walter E. Terhune Memorial Fund, Heinz North America, and the Randolph J. & Estelle M. Dorn Foundation.
Area organizations are the heart of 'Nature at the Grove. ' Representatives from the following organizations are participating: Back to the Wild (with animals rehabilitated at the Castalia, Ohio facility), the Toledo Zoo (just named the top zoo in the nation!), Ohio Department of Natural Resources, Franciscan Earth Literacy Center, Sunshine Farms, Rimeslpach Farms & Produce, Camp Fire, OSUs Franz Theodore Stone Laboratory, and South Creek Clydesdales (offering narrated wagon tours of the grounds of Spiegel Grove for a small fee). Food options will include sandwiches this year.
Auctioneer Bill Jones of Jones Premier Auctions entertains as he encourages lively bidding at the 'Bid at the Grove Auction.' This years auction theme is a Garden Gathering. Auction attendees not only will be helping to support the nations FIRST presidential library, but also are in for a fun-filled evening of games, raffles, music, a silent auction, sumptuous food, wine/beer/refreshments, plus a LIVE auction for items ranging from weekend getaways to luxury dining. The list of auction items continues to grow.
Here's a look at what happened at the 2013 GroveFest.