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Ugly Bug Ball: Silent Auction a New Way to Raise Funds for Center

October 06, 2009

Category: Environmental Science, Events


By Kathy Chaffin, Salisbury Post

Ugly Bug BallIt was an enchanted evening in an enchanted building overlooking a pristine 189-acre ecological preserve.

Luminarias lined the path to the Center for the Environment at Catawba College Friday night, while white lights outlined the three-level building. "It's like a fairyland," said Karen Alexander of KKA Architecture, who designed the green facility. ;

Alexander was attending her first Ugly Bug Ball fundraiser, having been out of town for the previous three. ;

"It's exciting to see people using the building and loving being in it," she said. "I'm excited about the way they decorated it. It really is enchanting." ;

Paul Fisher, chairman and chief executive officer of F&M Bank, walked by, pausing to tell Alexander, "Every time I come here, I'm very proud of this building." ;

Alexander said she was working with Dr. John Wear, the founding director of the Center for the Environment, on another project when he related a verbal description of what he and the board of directors wanted in an environmentally-friendly facility.  Read More...


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