Whole Foods Market presents Sauvie Island Center’s annual fundraiser.
PORTLAND, OR –The Sauvie Island Center’s 11th Annual Barn Dance & Picnic is scheduled for Saturday, July 27th on the Sauvie Island Growers farm and the grounds ofMetro’s Howell Territorial Park. The family-friendly event, presented by Whole Foods Market, is a benefit for the Sauvie Island Center, a farm-based education non-profit. Doors open at 4:00 pm. Activities include a scavenger hunt, tours of the award-winning Sauvie Island Growers farm, live music and a square dance presented by Windermere Community Realty and Metro. Dinner, catered by Whole Foods Market, will be served at 6 PM. The square dance begins at 7 pm. Widmer Brothers Brewing beer and Maison Noir Wine Yamhill-Carlton AVA Knock on Wood Chardonnay will also be available for purchase. The Portland Nursery Pop-Up Shop will feature gift certificates from some of Portland’s favorite restaurants as well as garden supplies and art, outdoor gear, event tickets and artisan jewelry. Tickets are available online at Barn Dance.
WHAT: Barn Dance & Picnic Benefit
WHEN: Saturday, July 27th from 4:00 to 8:00 PM
WHERE: Howell Territorial Park, 13901 NW Howell Park Rd. Portland, 97231
TICKETS: Adults $35/kids $5 until 7/24 when adult price increases to $40
SPONSORS: Whole Foods Market, Windermere Community Realty, Metro, Portland Nursery, Columbia Bank, Widmer Brothers Brewing, Oregon Cru Artisan Brands, Linnton Feed & Seed
About Sauvie Island Center
Established in 2005, the Sauvie Island Center educates youth about food, farming and the land. Shari Raider, owner of Sauvie Island Organics (now Sauvie Island Growers) founded the center in response to frequent requests for farm tours she received from local schools. Ms. Raider teamed up with James Beard award-winning chef Cory Schreiber and recruited educator-volunteers to develop the farm-based, hands-on curriculum. This year the Center will host more than 2,900 children through farm field trips, summer camps and family days. More than half of the students visiting the Sauvie Island Center attend Title 1 schools and are only able to participate in programming though the Center’s scholarship program.