Fundraising Dinner

SPRING for NATURE – Our fundraising dinner will take place Wednesday May 20th at 6 PM at the Lake Elmo Inn Event Center. This year’s speaker will be Wm Kent Kruger, author of the popular  Cork O’Connor mystery series set in northern Minnesota. He has also found success with his recent stand-alone books Amazing Grace and This Tender Land.  He gives an excellent talk. Last year, people who attended proclaimed that John Schiltz’s special dinner was worth the whole price of the ticket!

UPDATE March 18th ….Spring for Nature fundraiser scheduled for May 20th – We are in a holding pattern as we wait to see how the coronavirus pandemic crisis unfolds. We may be forced to reschedule our fundraiser until we can safely be together. A decision will be made within the next three weeks, and posted here. In the meantime it is a perfect time to buy, download or borrow one or more of Wm Kent Krueger’s books so you can get acquainted with them, and see for yourself why so many are excited about his being our speaker.

Please watch this website for updates. Thank you. Stay safe and healthy.


To pay by check,  mail it to Sally Manzara Interpretive Nature Center,  PO Box 241, Lake Elmo MN 55042 (saves us the credit card processing fee).


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Spring for Nature Fundraising Dinner at Lake Elmo Event Center

Speaker: Author Wm Kent Krueger




Special Tables for 10 with drink tickets, $1200

Spring for Nature Special Table for 10

extra amenities


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