Dine On The Wild Side

HAWKE Inc (Humane Association of Wildlife Care & Education), hawkewildlife.org a 501 c (3) non-profit rehabilitation and educational organization announces its 24th Annual “Dine on the Wild Side” Fundraiser Benefit to be held on Saturday, May 12, 2018. The ticketed event will be held and sponsored by the St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park. The public is invited to this event, a wild Saturday of fun and delicious food. Bring your mom for Mothers day gift. There are no state or federal funds for wildlife rehabilitation of injured and orphaned wildlife. HAWKE Inc., a professional facility since 1987, cares for owls and hawks, but has special facilities for difficult and endangered species with trained professionals to care for them around the clock. Extreme species such as eagles, falcons, bobcats, and river otters need 24-hour care. Their goal is to release animals back to the wild, giving them a second chance at life. Donations and fundraisers are the main support for HAWKE. Melanie Stage, president of HAWKE, reminds the public that the Alligator Farm is much more than a recognized zoo, its natural wild bird breeding sanctuary. There are also many varied educational exhibits with the wildlife. You and your family will enjoy exclusive use of the entire park from 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. The event includes a guided boardwalk tour of the bird rookery where thousands of nesting, wading birds, herons, egrets, endangered wood storks and roseate spoonbills can be viewed and photographed with their young. See the new exhibit “Oasis of the Nile. You can sit down and eat while enjoying the music of the talented Jamie DeFrates. jamiedefratesmusic.com. Wonderful food including vegetarian dishes donated by the following top restaurants: Ned’s Southside Kitchen nedssouthside.com Gypsy Cab gypsycab.com salads from The Black Molly Grill theblackmollygrill.com Beer and wine may be purchased from the snack bar. Please share this event on your Facebook and with friends!

Advance Dinner Sale Tickets are only $35.00 for ages 12 & up, $20 for ages 5-11, 4 & under (Free. No dinner included.). To include an all-day, come-and-go park pass for the Alligator Farm with your ticket please send a stamped self-addressed envelope with your check, or online purchase receipt, To HAWKE INC. PO BOX 188 Elkton Fl 32033 before May 7th, 2018 or You can also purchase an advance discounted ticket now at these locations: the St. Augustine Alligator Farm gift shop, Music Matters at Riverside Plaza or at the St. Johns Vet Clinic Pet Store on US 1 North of Target. Advance tickets are available online, via credit card, at hawkewildlife.org. Tickets online before the event are priced at $40 ages 12 & up; $25 for ages 5-11. Children 4 & under (Free. No dinner included). Advanced paid tickets will be ready for you and available at the door starting at 4:00 PM. Starting at 5 PM Limited dinner tickets available at the door for $40 kids 5-11 $25 There is an on line EVENT ONLY Dinner paid on line (pick up ready at the door), or purchased at the door for $25 for ages 12 & up; $10 for Children ages 5-11 and ages 4 & under free.

Call 904 692-1777 or helphawke@windstream.net for more information.