Tickets to attend the National Eagle Center’s annual Taste of Wabasha fundraiser on Saturday, April 27, are currently available for purchase in person and online. The center’s signature fundraiser will be an evening of great food, great friends and a great silent auction in support of the eagles.
Taste of Wabasha highlights area restaurants with tastings throughout the National Eagle Center. This year’s participating restaurants will include J&J BBQ, Beth’s Twin Bluff’s Cafe, The Olde Triangle Pub, Lark Toys, The Front Porch, Papa Tronnio’s, Dick’s Fresh Market and Villa Bellezza.
“Taste of Wabasha is always a wonderful evening,” said Executive Director Rolf Thompson. “It’s a community event that brings together our members, staff, board members, friends and members of the community and public for food and fun, all in support of the important mission of the eagle ambassadors and the National Eagle Center.”
The silent auction will feature an array of wonderful items and exciting packages. This year’s auction includes a pair of 2019 season passes to Great River Shakespeare Festival, rounds of golf for four at Mississippi National Golf Course, a pair of tickets to St. Mary’s University’s Page Series, four tickets for a Pearl of Lake cruise on Lake Pepin, Vortex binoculars and much more. Attendees will also be entered in a drawing to win a brand new Trek bike and a Como Zoo behind-the-scenes experience.
The evening’s live entertainment will feature acclaimed Minnesota accordionist Mark Stillman. Stillman’s repertoire includes musical styles from around the world; he has performed with the Minnesota Orchestra, Minneapolis Philharmonic, Milwaukee Symphony, Ocean City Symphony, appeared on “A Prairie Home Companion” and performed for governors and presidents.
Taste of Wabasha tickets are $40. A cash bar offering beer, wine, and soda will be available. Advance ticket purchase is recommended as this event sells out. Details and tickets are available at the National Eagle Center at 651-565-4989 and online at www.nationaleaglecenter.org/tasteofwabasha.
This year’s event is generously sponsored by Prairie Island Indian Community, WNB Financial, LHB Architects, Dancing Gnome Farm, CocaCola Bottling of Winona, Edward Jones - Julie Leichtnam office, and Villa Bellezza.
The National Eagle Center is a landmark interpretive center on the banks of the Mississippi River in Wabasha, celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2019. Offering wild eagle viewing and live eagle programs daily, the National Eagle Center connects people with eagles in nature, history, and culture. For more information about the National Eagle Center, visit nationaleaglecenter.org.