Sue Kiesewetter reports:
Want to have a shooting lesson with a United States Navy SEAL? Or get four tickets to an Ohio State University football game?
Those are just two of the items that will be included in a live auction at the Pave the Milky Way fundraiser Friday.
Proceeds from the event – which includes dinner at the Manor House in Mason, live, and silent auctions – will be used to help fund the Rachel A. Hutzel Observatory, now under construction at Camp Joy.
The observatory will house a telescope built by Jeff Blazey, the husband of former Warren County judge and prosecutor Rachel Hutzel, who died nearly two years ago after a battle with cancer.
The 12-foot-long, 13-inch refracting telescope will be installed in the main room of the 34-foot long, 22-foot wide building. It will have a retractable roof.
It was Hutzel’s dream before her death to construct an observatory and establish the Warren County Astronomical Society.
The fundraiser begins at 6 p.m., at the Manor House, 7440 Mason-Montgomery Road. Tickets are $75 per person or $125 per couple.
Star Gazers host Dean Regas will be the special guest at the fundraiser. He is also the assistant director of the Cincinnati Observatory.
Tickets/information: www.warrensky.org or 513-649-7167