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CEC’s Annual Summer Celebration Highlights 20th Anniversary

Aug 25, 2012

Cope Environmental Center’s annual soiree, called “Grow”, looks to help its “garden of programs” do exactly that. This evening of philanthropy is CEC’s premiere annual event, especially momentous this year, the twentieth anniversary of the organization.  Attendees will support CEC’s continued mission to promote the sustainable use of the earth's resources through education, demonstration, and research.

CEC is a local not-for-profit organization founded twenty years ago by dedicated conservationists Jim and Helen Cope, organization namesakes, and Francis Parks. Over time, the collections of deciduous trees and conifers at the center have matured and achieved regional significance in size and diversity. Through their partnership, the Francis Parks Foundation and CEC were established to give permanent protection to this valuable piece of land. Tripling in size in 1997 with a gift from Gertrude “Lucky” Ward, a retired biology professor at Earlham College, and growing again in 1999, the center has increased in size to its current 102 acres.

The celebrations will feature art and live music entertainment, as well as farm-to-table cuisine by Chef Jen Ferrell. The event will take place on August 25th, 2012 at six o’clock p.m. “under the big top” at CEC’s main location at 4910 Shoemaker Road Centerville, Indiana. Tickets are $85 per person. Seating is limited – reserve your tickets today to ensure a spot! You may make reservations online at CopeEnvironmental.org or by calling 765-855-3188.

Cope Environmental Center

4910 Shoemaker Rd.
Centerville, IN 47330