For over 20 years the Denali Education Center has hosted an annual fundraising auction. Over the years this event has become a cornerstone for the Denali community – allowing people to come together to celebrate friends, fun, and fundraising! The funds raised at this event not only allow DEC to continue making campus improvements, it also helps to ensure our ability to provide informative and inspiring programs to the local community and its visitors.
This year, thanks to a generous grant from the Rasmuson Foundation, each monetary donation we receive will be matched dollar-for-dollar up to $25,000, which will help build a new commercial kitchen for the Charles Sheldon Center and updated staff facilities!
Entry is $10/person and includes bidder card and food provided by local purveyors. There will be a cash bar. Advance registration will be available soon!
Tickets will be sold for carnival games, face painting, popcorn, and magic shows by Adam Queen.
A courtesy shuttle will be running the night of the event from the Totem Restaurant in Healy, the Lynx Creek Store, Murie Science and Learning Center, and Denali Education Center. Please see below for the shuttle schedule.
Charlie Sheldon (Charles Sheldon’s grandson) and Willie Karidis will give a presentation about Charles Sheldon – his influence on this park, and how our community building came to be named after him. In addition, they will share stories about their time together in the park, following Charles Sheldon’s footsteps, and there will be a rededication of Charles Sheldon’s gun to the National Park Service.
The evening will close with live music from Jimmy and Woody of the Denali Cooks, followed by The Whiskey Overtones! Come one, come all to Charlie’s Carnival and Silent Auction! Remember, every dollar raised will be matched by the Rasmuson Foundation to construct a support building for the Sheldon Center!
Help us make Charlie’s Carnival a zero waste event in support of Denali’s Zero-Landfill Project – remember to bring your reusable mug, spork & tote bag!
Courtesy Shuttle Schedule
5:20 p.m. Totem Restaurant to Lynx Creek Store
5:45 p.m. Lynx Creek Store to MSLC
5:55 p.m. MSLC to DEC
6:40 p.m. Lynx Creek Store to MSLC
6:50 p.m. MSLC to DEC
8:30 p.m. depart DEC
8:50 p.m. depart MSLC
9:00 p.m. depart Lynx Creek Store
9:30 p.m. depart DEC
9:40 p.m. depart MSLC
9:50 p.m. depart Lynx Creek Store
10:20 p.m. depart Totem Restaurant
10:30 p.m. depart DEC
11:00 p.m. depart Lynx Creek Store
11:30 p.m. depart MSLC