Waterfowl gets a boost from Ducks Unlimited
December banquet raises $15,000
Diners had a good time while raising money
for waterfowl improvement and conservation projects Wednesday, Dec. 13 in
the Sawtooth Room at Elkhorn Resort.
The 24th annual Wood River Chapter Ducks
Unlimited Banquet raised an estimated $15,000, much of which will go to
the national DU organization for projects including wetlands
Some 120 people attended.
Chairpersons were Jason Roth and Lorraine
Others on the DU Committee 2000 were Tamra
Thorne, Ron Wilcox, Nancy Gove, Ron Garrison, Jay Garnet
"Goose," Rufus Brown, Annette Goicoechea and Steve Hall.
Ron Wilcox said, "Elkhorn did a great
job and were very professional. We were extremely happy with them."
The live auction included a Ducks Unlimited
framed print entitled "Waiting at Crow Creek," by Dennis Minor.
Other auction items were goose blinds,
picks of decoys, shotguns, a snowboard, catered dinner for eight with
wine, hunting and yurt trips and another DU framed print, "Backwater
A raffle and silent auction jazzed up the
Chapter donors at the upper level are Ted
Dale, Hawkeye Hunt Club, Elkhorn Resort, Jason Roth/Five Star Kitchen
Design Inc., Sawtooth Auto Sales, Scott Schnebly/Lost River Outfitters,
Bob Stevens, Dave Stoecklein, Wildlife Artistry/Randy Jorgensen, The Wood
Mill and Yolo Sports/Tim Kohl.
At the next level are Headwaters, Paul
Kenny Sports, Craig Eberle, Sutton & Sons Auto Center and Watkins