The 48th Annual Gregg County DU Banquet is 5:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 12, at Longview’s Maude Cobb Convention and Activity Center. Sharon Denton is the 2017 area chairperson. Since its founding in 1970, the Gregg County chapter has raised more than $2 million dollars for DU.
“Forty-eight years is a long time to keep an event going, “ Denton said. “But the Gregg County DU banquet has never missed a year.”
This year’s banquet features a catered dinner, both live and silent auctions, raffles and games. Tickets to the event are $50 for a single, $80 for a couple, and $25 for children under 18. Each ticket includes all the evening’s activities and a year’s membership in Ducks Unlimited. Special sponsor packages with reserved seating are also available.
“We’re working to make this year’s banquet really special,” said DU district chairman T. J. Shaefer. “Besides the adult activities, we’ve planned special activities for the kids, including their own games and raffles.”
Volunteers from Kilgore High School Ducks Unlimited, the current Texas state champion high school chapter, will be on hand to help with all the youth activities.
For more information about the Gregg County DU banquet, contact Denton at 903/720-1978 or Shafer at 903/748-5488. Information, including location and ticket information, is also available on the DU website at www.ducks.org/texas /events.
Founded in 1937, Ducks Unlimited is the world’s largest wetland conservation organization. In its 80 years, DU has conserved, restored and protected more than 14 million acres of critical wetland habitat throughout the North American continent. These areas provide habitat for more than 900 documented wildlife species. For more information about Ducks Unlimited, visit the organization’s website at www.ducks.org.