Quail Forever banquet and fundraiser slated for Feb. 22

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

The 26th annual West Central Indiana Quail Forever banquet and fundraiser is scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 22 in the Dixie Chopper Business Center at the Putnam County Airport, located off Ind. 240 at Ballard Lane in Greencastle.

Dixie Chopper is the corporate sponsor of the event. The public is invited to attend.

Proceeds from this year's fundraiser will help to further the efforts toward establishing wildlife habitat and supporting youth activities, including safe firearm handling and instruction to the Shooting Sports class of 4-H'ers this summer.

Scheduled activities include a "seven-gun salute" raffle with only 100 tickets sold, a live auction featuring two prints by Terry Redlin, hand-carved decoys by Jules Bouillet of Vincennes, a 12-gauge Browning Citori, a Remington Versa Max Sportsman 12-gauge shotgun, a 250-pound hog and a mountain bike.

Additional special live auction items include a sofa table handcrafted by Barry Grimes and a large adult assortment of fireworks supplied by Wayne's World Fireworks for your Fourth of July celebration.

Also to be featured are games and prizes for youths, some tables of ladies' gifts and a silent auction.

The evening will begin with beverages and appetizers at 5:30 p.m., followed by dinner at 7 and the auction to follow.

Tickets priced at $35 for adults and $17.50 for youths 17 and under are available at Humphreys' Outdoor Power, 950 N. Jackson St., Greencastle, or by calling Lynn Wilson at 246-6306.

Ticket sales end on Wednesday, Feb. 19.

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