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Saturday, August 26, 2017

6:00 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Burpee Museum of Natural History
737 N. Main St., Rockford, IL

What is “the Local”?

The Local is a celebration of some of the finest Northern Illinois restaurants, craft breweries, vineyards and local music. Come experience a picturesque riverfront setting while sampling craft beers, wine, pizza, and tasty treats while listening to the music of the Stevee Nix and Clutch Cargo on the Rock River at The Burpee Museum of Natural History.

The Local happens Saturday, August 26th from 6pm – 10pm. Only 600 tickets are available at $55 general admission and $75 VIP. Don’t miss the VIP upgrade which includes an individual membership to Burpee, and all the perks of membership, for a full year.

Eat and drink to your heart’s content as each ticket is all inclusive! That means samples of craft beer, a wine tasting and food from over 30 food stations.

The Local is the museum’s largest fundraising event and proceeds go toward educational programs, new exhibits, operational costs and upgrades to Burpee Museum of Natural History. Tickets at Burpee and at Alpine Bank locations. For more information head to Burpee.org or call 815.965.3433 Please join us by buying tickets, being a volunteer or being a sponsor. In case of rain, the event will be he held inside Burpee.

The 2017 Local is shaping up to be the event of the summer!

 

The Drink

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The Food

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The Music

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The Stevee Nix

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The Sponsors

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Become a Sponsor

Sponsorship Opportunities

We are looking for event sponsors for The Local. Check out the levels of sponsorship donations that follow and how your sponsorship dollars will be used.

With the help of friends such as you, we will be able to make good on the promise to provide a variety of opportunities for learning through educational programs, outreach, interesting exhibits and paleontology expeditions. Please help us raise the money needed to step up to the next level of excellence and help people in the Rockford area rediscover Burpee. Your support will make a difference.

Sincerely,
Dennis Harezlak, Executive Director
Burpee Museum of Natural History
To be a sponsor or volunteer call 815-965-3433 and ask for Shannon Thruman or call Scott Cain at 815-978-5550.

Sponsorships Pay For:

  • Designing and building an educational learning center for kids (preschool through primary grades) on the third floor with a focus on conservation, careers and natural science.
  • Developing new programs for students in the area public schools.
  • Developing and conducting individualized family field trips for area senior citizens in assisted living centers (including those in memory care programs) where area high school students serve as volunteer tour guides and docents.
  • Purchasing interactive technology for the exhibits (Conservation, Ecology, Endangered Species, Native Americans, Paleontology and the History of Burpee Museum).
  • Cleaning and maintenance of all displays..
  • Museum building improvements.

2017 VIP Sponsor Packages

ENTRY LEVEL SPONSOR – $500

  • 2 VIP tickets to The Local
  • Name on signs in museum
  • Logo on The Local website

LEVEL ONE SPONSOR – $1,000

  • 4 VIP tickets to The Local
  • Name on signs in museum
  • Logo on The Local website
  • Name on outdoor banner

LEVEL TWO SPONSOR – $2,500

  • 10 VIP tickets to The Local
  • Sponsor recognition signs in the museum
  • Logo on The Local website and Museum website from August 2017 through April 2018
  • Name on outdoor banner
  • Logo on billboard at Perryville and Newburg August and September

LEVEL THREE SPONSOR – $5,000

  • 10 VIP tickets to The Local
  • Sponsor recognition signs in the museum
  • Logo on The Local website and Museum website from August 2017 through April 2018
  • Name on outdoor banner
  • Logo on billboard at Perryville and Newburg August and September
  • Name on marketing posters
  • Name on 4 press releases
  • Name on invitation
  • Name on all social media updates

 

ASSOCIATE LEVEL SPONSOR – $7,500

  • All benefits listed for $5,000 sponsor level
  • Outdoor banners
  • 1 family membership

CURATOR LEVEL SPONSOR – $10,000

  • Name and logo on the free admission to Burpee day
  • All benefits listed for $7,500 sponsor level
  • Free day rental (for 4 hours after business hours) of the Burpee Museum for an event
  • Sponsorship of community free day
  • Name included in press releases, TV, radio, banners and signage
  • Sponsorships can be customized to meet your needs

DIRECTOR LEVEL SPONSOR – $12,500

  • 40 VIP tickets
  • All benefits listed for $10,000 sponsor level
  • Boat house VIP hospitality area (holds up to 50 people)
  • Special selection of craft beers 

Contact
Shannon Thruman: 815-965-3334
Scott Cain: 815-978-5550

Join the Fun

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August 26, 2017
6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

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737 North Main Street, Rockford, IL 61103
(815) 965-3433