Audubon Seeking Sponsors, Volunteers for February Snowflake Festival

Volunteer Rick Rupprecht is pictured sharing a sample of maple syrup with a visitor after demonstrating how it is made.

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Audubon Community Nature Center

Audubon Community Nature Center is seeking sponsors and volunteers for its winter celebration, the Snowflake Local Living Festival, on Saturday, February 2, 2019.
This longest-running of Audubon’s festivals showcases local and sustainable living skills and product demonstrations as well as favorites like alpacas to pet, snowshoes to try, live birds of prey presentations, and horse-drawn wagon rides.
The Festival’s emphasis on sustainability means visitors can learn about and experience ways to live a bit lighter on the planet.
Exhibitors, vendors, and demonstrators that are confirmed to date include Knitting 4 Peace – Chautauqua County Community Purls, Chautauqua County Humane Society, Chautauqua Watershed Association, Evergreen Outfitters, flour grinding, wool spinning, leather stamping, Wild Spirit Education live animals, Husky Paws Rescue Inc., and food provided by 3C’s Food Truck.
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Volunteers, some of whom are registered with RSVP, the Retired Senior Volunteer Program, will be an integral part of the 37th year of the festival. Volunteers are needed to do everything from selling snacks and operating the elevator to assisting with nest box building and children’s crafts. All volunteers receive access to the hospitality room and free admission to the Festival before or after their volunteer shift. For more information, call (716) 569-2345 or visit
Sponsors help underwrite the costs of this winter extravaganza. In return, they receive a variety of benefits. To be included in the program your ad and/or logo must be received no later than Monday, January 7, 2019. Details are at
Snowflake Festival sponsors already on board include Orkin Pest Control, Cattaraugus County Bank, Tri-James Services Inc., and Courier Capital, LLC/Randy Ordines.
The Audubon Community Nature Center is located at 1600 Riverside Road, one-quarter mile east of Route 62 between Jamestown, NY and Warren, PA.
Hours for the Nature Center building and its Blue Heron Gift Shop are 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday to Saturday and 1-4:30 p.m. Sundays.