Audubon to hold fundraiser at local landmark
The Potomac Valley Audubon Society will hold a fall fundraiser at the historic Wild Goose Farm just outside Shepherdstown on Saturday, Nov. 12.
The event will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. in the farm’s handcrafted timber-frame barn. It will feature a pork barbecue dinner with all the fixings; apple slab pie with ice cream; wine, beer and cider. Vegetarian options will be available.
There will also be champagne hayrides; music by Greg Lloyd, Bob and Robin Dean and their musical friends; an auction; and other activities.
A raptor expert will be on hand with a Eurasian Eagle-Owl- one of the largest owls in the world.
Dress will be casual.
All proceeds will be used to support the society’s educational programs for local children.
Tickets are required, and space will be limited.
Basic tickets are $45 per person. Those who pay $150 for two people will be recognized as Donors, those who pay $200 for two will be recognized as Patrons and those who pay $250 or more for two will be recognized as Supporters.
Donors, Patrons and Supporters will be eligible to have photos taken with the Eagle-Owl.
To order tickets, contact Kristin Alexander at 304-676-3397 or pvas firstname.lastname@example.org and provide your name, address, email and phone number.
Wild Goose Farm is one of Shepherdstown’s most historic properties. The farm’s mansion house was built in the early 19th Century by Rezin Davis Shepherd, a grandson of Thomas Shepherd, the founder of Shepherdstown, and expanded in 1911.
The timber-frame barn was built in 2002 by the previous owners, Gat and Susan Caperton.
The current owners, Cricky and Michelle Shultz, have converted the property into a fully operational horse farm and are planning an equestrian center and a limited number of estate lots designed by noted architect John A. Blackburn.
The Potomac Valley Audubon Society is a nonprofit organization. It is a United Way of the Eastern Panhandle partner agency and a member of the Combined Federal Campaign.