October 19 – OHC Annual Dinner

Date: October 19, 2018
Time: 6:30 pm  to  9:00 pm

Tickets are now officially SOLD OUT. Thank you to everyone who’s joining us! If you missed this chance to support conservation in southeast Indiana, please become a member of Oak Heritage Conservancy!

You are cordially invited to OHC’s Annual Dinner on Friday, October 19, 2018, at 6:30pm at the Ohio County Historical Society in downtown Rising Sun, Indiana.

Your $30 admission helps fund conservation in southeast Indiana, and includes:

  • Presentation by conservationist Andy Ertel. Ertel will share about the award-winning and community-wide pollinator efforts happening in Jennings County, and provide tips for your pollinator habitat. They set out to establish 300 pollinator habtiats in Jennings County in three years – but they ended up with 800!
  • Fine dining with local beer and wine available. Our meal is being catered by Third and Main of Aurora. The menu will include a Caesar Salad, Saucy Italian Drunken Noodles (with Italian sausage, tomatoes, onion, mixed peppers, and basil), Creamy Tuscan Pasta with Mushrooms (Vegetarian), Garlic Breadsticks, Roasted Vegetables, and Dessert (TBA).
  • An evening in this restored 19th century factory. The Historical Society museum will be open for us to enjoy
  • Pollinator-themed silent auction, including a print of a bee from Joshua White, National-Geographic featured photographer; a native landscaping consultation for your yard; a gift certificate for a local native plant sale; bird feeders; a hand-made butterfly wallhanging by a local artisan; and more! Details below.
  • An update on OHC’s conservation progress
  • A chance to connect with other nature enthusiasts

The night’s pollinator theme (and location!) was inspired by our recent purchase of 85 acres of land near Rising Sun, which is now Monarch Meadows Nature Preserve. The land hosts an abundance of butterfly weed, milkweed, and breeding Monarchs – as well as many other species.

Ticket Purchases Are Now Closed. Any Contributions Made Here Will Be Counted Towards Oak Heritage Conservancy Membership.

If you would like, you can click here to become a member today. Thanks!

A Special Thank You to our Sponsors

The dinner’s fun – and fundraising – wouldn’t be possible without a little help from our friends. Thank you to this year’s sponsors:





Friendship State Bank

Hilliard Lyons

RBSK Partners

If you’re doing business in the community, please thank our sponsors!


Silent Auction

Looking for a gift, for that nature-lover in your life? Our silent auction is the place to be. Many thanks to the individuals and businesses who have donated to our auction!

Pollinator-themed Items:

  • $250 consultation: Native landscape design
    • Donated by Troy Durham, TED Designs
  • $25 gift certificate for Jefferson County native plant sale
    • Donated by Jennings County SWCD
  • Hand-made butterfly wallhanging by a local artisan
    • Made and donated by Mrs. Broering
  • Photograph of native bee
    • Taken and donated by Joshua White, National-Geographic featured photographer
  • Book: Native Asters of Ohio
    • Donated by Chrys Cook
  • Ceramic bee wall hanging
    • Donated by potter Amber Poole of Earth, Fire, & Spirit Pottery
  • Bee condo
    • Made and donated by Nate Brownlee
  • And a few more surprises!

Other Items for Nature-lovers:

  • Hike & Brewery Visit at Big Woods Brewing (Bloomington area)
    • Led and donated by Lauren Owen
  • Yoga Mat & Class (Madison)
    • Led and donated by Becky Staab
  • Gift Certificate to Ertel Winery (Batesville)
    • Donated by Ertel Winery
  • One person vintage plane ride (Madison)
    • Donated by pilot Jeannie Batto
  • One night’s stay at Mary Helen’s Place B&B (Batesville)
    • Donated by Mary Helen’s Place B&B
  • 3 hours baby sitting (Madison)
    • Donated by Grace Brautigam
  • Two day passes to the Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art (Indianapolis)
    • Donated by Jean and Lang Brownlee
  • Cranial Sacral massage at EcoMassage (Madison)
    • Donated by EcoMassage
  • Home Energy Efficiency Inspection
    • Donated by Energy Shield
  • One year membership to the Southern Indiana Center for the Arts (Seymour)
    • Donated by SICA
  • And a few more special items, to be annonced!