Ikes holding steak cookout fundraiser

Published 7:34 am Tuesday, June 19, 2018

The Izaak Walton League will hold a steak cookout fundraiser on Wednesday at the Isaac Walton Cabin in Todd Park.

The menu will include a 10 ounce sirloin steak, baked potato, coleslaw, bun and fresh vegetables and serving will begin at 5:30 p.m.

Tickets are $12 and are available at the door.

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Proceeds from the cookout will benefit the Wetbugs Program, an environmental program that takes place at Ellis Middle School and the Jay C. Hormel Nature Center.

Approximately 300 seventh grade students at Ellis will be involved in this two day program in September, with Dr. Dean Hanson’s presentation being given eleven separate times.

This is all part of the curriculum that helps the students understand the biology of a stream and the impact of non-point source and point source pollution.

This year, the Izaak Walton League will contribute $1,000 and the Austin Public School District will contribute $400 toward Dr. Hanson’s presentations.

Dr. Hanson is an entomologist from Stillwater who brings his live wet bugs into the classroom.

This provided hands-on identification before the students field trip to the stream.