Record year for Spring Fling

The Glengarry News - - Student Voice - - Steven Warburton

The lat­est in­car­na­tion of the Cooper Marsh Con­ser­va­tors’ Spring Fling was the largest to date, net­ting record amounts of vis­i­tors and funds raised. Con­ser­va­tors’ vice-chair Mike Che­grinec told

The News that 172 peo­ple came to the vis­i­tors’ cen­tre on May 26 in order to par­take in some wine and cheese, bid on some of the si­lent auc­tion items, and just help the con­ser­va­tors with their work.

The auc­tion saw 101 items up for bid, bring­ing in close to $3,000 – an­other record.

In the past, the Con­ser­va­tors raised funds to re­pair the board­walks in the marsh. Their cur­rent project is to up­grade the vis­i­tors’ cen­tre it­self. They want to in­stall new UV proofed win­dows to pro­tect the ar­ti­facts from sun­light, re­place some of the mounted spec­i­mens, and up­grade the dis­play cab­i­nets. They also in­tend to use some of the funds to pay their summer stu­dents.

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