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Bay Supper Fundraiser 2024

June 28 @ 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Registration is Open—see form below to register online!

The Bay supper is the most important fundraiser of the year for The Institute—now Buttonwood Nature Center. In 2024 we mark our 27th year of this popular event.

We are once again planning our traditional “crab feast” dinner and our auctions—it’s sure to be fun!

Here’s an event that’s definitely all it’s cracked up to be! Members, friends, and families come together to support Buttonwood/The Institute with a fabulous evening of food, fun, and frolic featuring steamed crabs from the Bay, shrimp, chicken, delectable side dishes, dessert, and Bay-related activities at the Waynesboro Country Club. Bid it up on lots of great items during the silent and live auctions.

Doors Open 5:30 p.m. for Socializing, Hors d’oeuvres & Silent Auction!  Dinner at 6:45 p.m.

Favorite Bay Supper activities include:
Silent Auction
Live Auction
Cash Bar
Specialty Signature Buttonwood-Institute Cocktail
Raffle Drawing

Tickets are $100 per person, or $115 per person for Patrons. Patrons are listed in the event program.

NEW this year—the ever-popular Heads N’ Tails game is included in your ticket price—a $20 value!

Returning this year is the TO GO! option—enjoy a Bay Supper meal and support Buttonwood/The Institute at home!
TO-GO Menu: Two Pieces Landlubbers Fried Chicken, Small Crab Cake, Mixed Greens Salad, Skipjack Pasta Salad, Roll & Butter, Dessert
TO-GO meals are $75 each—a tasty way to support The Institute/Buttonwood!
Ordering deadline: TO-GO meals must be ordered by June 21.
Pick up your meal on Thursday, June 27 between 5–7 p.m. at the Country Club.

Underwriting support in 2023 was provided by “Blue Crab” Lead Sponsor, Blue Ridge Risk Partners on behalf of Craig, Friedly, Potter and Moore Insurance; “Landlubber” Sponsor: FirstEnergy Foundation; and “Clam Shucker” Sponsor: Melissa Graham and family in memory of Steve Graham.

Additional support is from our Today’s Horizon Fund contributors: The Nora Roberts Foundation; Marge Kiersz; Alma W. Oyer; the Carolyn Terry Eddy Family: Carolyn, with daughters Connie Fleagle & Kim Larkin. Facility support courtesy of Washington Township.

Register here! A payment link will be emailed to you shortly after the form is submitted. Payment completes your registration.

NOTE: Some email servers will send our auto-reply email from the registration form into your Spam or Junk folder…please check that folder after submitting the form if you don’t receive an email within a minute or so. That auto-reply email has your payment link. 



June 28
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Buttonwood Nature Center–Home of The Institute
(717) 762-0373


Waynesboro Country Club
11000 Country Club Road
Waynesboro, PA 17268 United States
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