Audubon Needs Volunteers for February 5 Snowflake Festival

Audubon Community Nature Center’s Snowflake Festival on Saturday, February 5, has a variety of fun opportunities both indoors and out. Volunteers, like these overseeing nest box building, are essential to make all these activities possible.

Audubon Community Nature Center officials are looking for volunteers for the 40th annual Snowflake Festival on Saturday, Feb. 5, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

“Volunteers are needed for everything from helping with crafts to tending a fire to assisting with outdoor games,” said Jeff Tome, ACNC public engagement specialist. “There are both indoor and outdoor jobs we need help with to make this long-running tradition a success.”

The festival will offer nature hikes, a bonfire with s’mores, demonstrations and activities that might include knitting and weaving, snowshoeing and a mini “skating” rink (if the weather cooperates), making fairy creature friends from natural objects, crafting a walking stick, building nest boxes in the maintenance shop, getting up close and personal with live animals, and more. Food and hot drinks will be served outdoors by 3 C’s Catering.

Volunteers will be scheduled in two shifts: 9:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and 1 to 4 p.m. All receive access to the hospitality room and free admission to the Festival before or after their shifts. COVID-19 preventative measures will be taken, including required face covering while indoors for both event participants and volunteers.

For more information, call Audubon Volunteer Coordinator Tina Preston at 569-2345 or tpreston@auduboncnc.org.

For their part in making the Snowflake Festival possible, ACNC thanks this year’s event sponsors: Buffamante Whipple Buttafaro, P.C. and Courier Capital, LLC.

In addition to business sponsors, Audubon Community Partners provide essential support by contributing $2,000 or more. Current Audubon Community Partners include: Curt and Susie Westrom, Bob Frucella’s Tax Service, Carnahan-Jackson Foundation, Chautauqua Region Community Foundation, Holmberg Foundation, Hultquist Foundation, Jessie Smith Darrah Fund, Lenna Foundation, Ralph C. Sheldon Foundation, Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo, Hal and Mary Conarro, Univera Healthcare, and Whirley-Drinkworks!


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