Darke County Ducks Unlimited to host annual banquet


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GREENVILLE — The Darke County Chapter of Ducks Unlimited will be holding it’s 11th annual “Guns and Buns Bash” featuring a Sportsman’s raffle.

This year’s event will be held Saturday, April 8 at the Greenville V.F.W 7262 located at 219 N. Ohio Street. Banquet doors open at 5:30 p.m. Cocktails hour will start then with dinner being served around 7 p.m.

Pre-sale tickets are $45/single, $20 for a spouse/significant other ticket and $15 for children 17 and under. Tickets are pre-sale. Get your ticket early, a limited number are being sold and going fast. Contact Dave Werling 937-547-9232 or online at WWW.darkecountydu.com for tickets or to make a charitable donation.

Your ticket includes dinner and some drinks, a one-year Ducks Unlimited membership and chances at a handful of door prizes. Purchase your ticket before Monday, April 3 and receive free tickets on the Sportsman’s Raffle ($40 value) and a collectable DU pint glass. Come early for the chance at buying a “Super Duck” raffle ticket for a limited chance raffle. Only 75 will be sold. Many limited chance raffles throughout the night.

“The atmosphere is family friendly. Don’t miss out!” said organizers.

The event will again have the Sportsman’s Night out raffle theme. There will be raffle tables dedicated to Waterfowl, Deer and Turkey hunting as well as a Gun and Fishing/Camping table and don’t forget about our Ladies table! That’s 5 separate raffle tables! There will also be opportunities for many other raffles throughout the night. We will also be having a live and silent auction, featuring a “RedLine” raffle. Items up for auction include guns, prints and Ducks Unlimited merchandise that can only be won at banquets and much more.

“The 2016 event was once again a huge success. Lets make 2017 even more successful!” organizers said.

The local chapter has previously been awarded the Bronze DU Presidential Citation Award (2010, 2014) as well as the Silver DU Presidential Citation Award (2011, 2015) and the Gold DU Presidential Citation Award (2012). This award has only been won by one other chapter in the state of Ohio!

Ducks Unlimited is the world’s leader in wetlands and waterfowl conservation. Ducks Unlimited conserves, restores, and manages wetlands and associated habitats for North America’s waterfowl. These habitats also benefit other wildlife and people. Ducks Unlimited got its start in 1937 during the Dust Bowl when North America’s drought-plagued waterfowl populations had plunged to unprecedented lows. Determined not to sit idly by as the continent’s waterfowl dwindled beyond recovery, a small group of sportsmen joined together to form an organization that became known as Ducks Unlimited. Our mission: habitat conservation!

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