April 1, 2010

Local NWTF Fundraising Banquet Set For April 9th

Food, fun, fellowship and fundraising are set as the main events at the 8th annual Hunting Heritage Super Fund banquet, hosted by the Lake Show Me Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF) Friday, April 9, 2010 at VFW Post 4958 in Memphis.

Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Come early to relax and enjoy social hour before sitting down for a delicious meal.

The NWTF’s Hunting Heritage Banquets raise funds for wild turkey conservation while combining a great meal with a chance to swap stories with other sportsmen and women. They’re also a great place to meet new friends who share a passion for the outdoors, win valuable prizes and purchase items unique to the NWTF. By placing the highest bid or winning raffle games, attendees can go home with sporting art, unique hunting firearms, knives, wildlife calls, outdoor equipment and much more.

Tickets to the Lake Show Me Chapter’s Hunting Heritage Super Fund banquet cost just $60 for couples or $45 for singles. Banquet attendees receive an NWTF membership.

The cost of admission also includes a one-year subscription to Turkey Country, the NWTF’s full-color publication that includes stories about conservation issues, turkey calling and hunting, the Federation’s education program, JAKES (Juniors Acquiring Knowledge, Ethics and Sportsmanship), Wheelin’ Sportsmen and Women in the Outdoors outreach programs and much more.

Banquet attendees can become Sponsor Members and receive the 2010 NWTF sponsor gift, a deluxe reversible vest, plus a one-year subscription to Turkey Country magazine. Couples’ sponsor tickets cost just $265.

The NWTF’s 2,350 chapters and more than 350,000 members raise money through ticket sales, silent auctions, live auctions and raffles. The money is combined with donations from corporate sponsors and individuals concerned about wildlife conservation.

The NWTF is a national nonprofit conservation organization that was founded in 1973 and has worked with wildlife agencies to restore wild turkey populations from 1.3 million wild turkeys to nearly 7 million today. Now, NWTF’s volunteers raise funds and work daily to improve critical wildlife habitat, increase access to public hunting land and introduce new people to the outdoors and hunting. Together, the NWTF’s partners, sponsors and grassroots members have raised and spent more than $306 million preserving hunting heritage and conserving nearly 14 million acres of wildlife habitat.

To join the NWTF at this event, reserve tickets by calling Dorsey Swearingen at (660) 892-4596 .

For more information about the NWTF, call (800) THE-NWTF or visit www.nwtf.org.

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