GODFREY — TreeHouse Wildlife Center is preparing for its second annual Mouse Races Friday, May 16, at the Godfrey Knights of Columbus Hall, 1713 Stamper Lane.
Doors open at 6:30; races begin at 7 p.m. Tickets are $20 and include complimentary beer, soft drinks, popcorn and pretzels; guests are welcome to bring their own snacks.
The event will include Mouse Races, Mouse Roulette, Raffle and Silent Auction. Permanent residents of TreeHouse will also be on hand.
Tickets are available at www.TreeHouseWildlifeCenter.com, at TreeHouse in Dow or at the door the night of the event. Advanced ticket purchasers will be included in a special drawing at the event.
TreeHouse is a nonprofit organization, established in 1979, dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation and release of wildlife, while promoting environmental awareness through education. Located near Alton, TreeHouse provides a community service to people in southwestern Illinois who encounter injured or orphaned wildlife by providing a legal and professional means of assisting them and the wildlife involved.
TreeHouse does not receive government funding and operates with donations from the public, memberships, fund-raisers, grants and fees from outreach programs to keep TreeHouse in operation. The center operates under permits from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Illinois Department of Natural Resources and the Illinois Endangered Species Board.