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Ducks Unlimited turns 35

By From page A8 | May 01, 2013

Ducks Unlimited
2013 Annual Dinner

May 10, 2013

*ED County Fairgrounds
*Doors open at 5:30 p.m.
*Dinnr, raffle, auction
*Cost: $65 per person
*For tickets contact Todd Reynolds at 530-676-1288

Placerville Ducks Unlimited will celebrate its 35th anniversary Friday, May 10 when it holds its annual dinner/raffle/silent auction from 6-10 p.m. at the El Dorado County Fairgrounds.

Tickets, $65 individual/$600 for a table package of eight, are limited. This event has sold out the past five years so RSVP to ensure a spot. There will be an auction and games and drawings for lots of chances to win prizes. The raffle’s grand prize is a 2013 Polaris Ranger.

All tickets include DU membership, hats, hosted bar and dinner. The table package includes two, $100 raffle packages.

Ducks Unlimited, formed in 1937 during the Dust Bowl, is the world’s largest and most effective private waterfowl and wetlands conservation organization with conservation projects throughout the U.S., Canada, Mexico and key areas of Latin America and the Caribbean.

With membership exceeding 750,000, DU is a grassroots, volunteer-based group whose members are conservationists and lovers of the outdoors who live throughout the U.S., Canada and Mexico.

To date in California, DU has conserved a total of 719,000 acres in spending $202.8 million on Golden State projects. With respect to Pacific Flyway projects, DU has spent $360 million and conserved 1,015 acres.

A large turnout helps DU continue its conservation mission and ensure that the skies are filled with waterfowl today, tomorrow and future generations. Among those expected to attend is Jan Young, DU Recruitment Chairman for California.

“The Placerville chapter has been at the top on the state in terms of fundraising. The committee is very hardworking and does a great job searching for donations,” Young said.

Come early to browse fine quality artwork, decoys and exclusive Ducks Unlimited merchandise not to mention Guns, Guns, Guns and opportunities to participate in the auctions and numerous raffles.

Doors open at 5:30 p.m. at the Forni Building at the fairgrounds. For tickets, contact Todd Reynolds at 530-676-1288 or visit [email protected]

 

Jerry Heinzer

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