Call of the Wild is Saturday at Opera House

The Friends of Webster County Conservation will be holding an annual fundraiser about conservation and environmental education.

Call of the Wild will be held on Saturday from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. The fundraiser will be held at the Opera House at the Fort Museum and Frontier Village, Museum Road.

Tickets cost $25 in advance before Feb. 16 and can be bought by calling 576-4258.

All proceeds will be used for Camp WaNoki improvements.

During the fundraiser, guests can enjoy a hog roast, along with a cash bar. There will also be trivia games guests can play with the chances of winning prizes.

A silent auction will also be held, which will include items such as a kayak and yeti cooler.

Camp WaNoKi is a 77-acre riverfront forest that was once owned and managed as a Camp Fire Camp by the Hiawatha Council since 1961. The primary goal of this property under the direction of the Webster County Conservation Board will be to provide outdoor education and recreation opportunities for the general public.

A second focus of the camp is to create a facility that encourages conservation and recreation programming through partnerships with other youth groups, such as church youth groups, scout groups, corporate partners, and schools.

The property will remain gated but the public is welcome to park at the gate and hike the trails.