An Evening with the Cranes: ICF's Summer Fundraiser

Contact: Kate Fitzwilliams, Event Lead, 608.356-9462 ext. 147

Baraboo – The International Crane Foundation (ICF) will host An Evening with the Cranes, Saturday, June 21, from 5 – 8 pm. Described as a magical evening, ICF brings together delicious food, wines from around the world, live music, and an opportunity to meet the people that are dedicated to saving cranes.

Guests will experience gourmet food provided by Little Village Café, The Del-Bar, Monk’s at the Wilderness, Broadway Diner, High Rock Café, and Carr Valley Cheese. Five different wine stations, featuring a red and a white, along with non-alcoholic juice beverages, will be positioned throughout the site and next to ICF’s crane exhibits. Laura Hamdan-Krause, Co-owner of Con Amici Wine Bar in Baraboo, hand-picked all of the wines, and Port Huron Brewing Company in Wisconsin Dells, is back by popular demand. In addition to tasting, we feature good listening opportunities with Beautiful Buzz, local acoustic band, Persche Percussion, and the calls of the cranes of the world! Thanks to Baraboo’s Coffee Bean Connection, guests leave with delicious coffee at the end of the night.

“Our staff and volunteers look forward to having people on our site for this event.  Everyone enjoys mingling with long-time ICF members, brand new visitors, and colleagues. The unique blend of food, spirits, and stories about saving cranes cannot be found anywhere else,” said Kate Fitzwilliams, Major Gifts Officer. “The businesses have been extremely generous and we are thrilled to have so much support within our community.”

ICF thanks its 2014 Event Sponsors Ho-Chunk Gaming and Event Sponsor, Teel Plastics, Inc. and participating businesses: Econoprint, Next Level Creative, Bekah Kate’s, and Christina Beam Photography.

Tickets are $50 per person (ICF member) and $60 per person (non-member) and can be purchased at ICF’s Gift Shop the night of the event. Tickets include a commemorative glass. All proceeds benefit ICF’s global crane conservation work.

Founded in 1973, ICF is a non-profit conservation organization committed to a future where all crane species are secured in the wild – a future where people cooperate to protect and restore wild populations and their ecosystems. Visit www.savingcranes.org for more information on becoming an ICF member.