Area conservation group to host fundraiser dinner in St. Cloud
The Central Minnesota Chapter of the Ruffed Grouse Society will host its 22nd Annual Sportsmen's Banquet on Tuesday, May 22 at the Kelly Inn-Best Western, 100 4th Avenue South, St. Cloud, beginning with a reception party at 5:30 p.m. Dinner will be served at 7:30 p.m.
As is the custom at this event the evening will feature a live and silent auction, games, drawings and door prizes; highlighted with the finest selection of quality firearms, artwork and collectable's.
According to Chuck Brandes, individual membership and dinner tickets are $55. There is also an optional family membership package for $95 which includes two dinners. Additional family dinners are available at $30 each. Banquet, Conservation and Sustaining sponsorship packages are also available at $280, $500 and $1,000 respectively.
And, in the spirit of the outdoors, youngsters under the age of 16 who recently took and passed a hunter education course and/or women who have participated in a recent Outdoors Women program, and can verify same, will receive a complimentary dinner ticket when accompanied by a paying adult
As with all RGS fundraisers, proceeds from this event will be used to restore and protect grouse and woodcock habitat.
For more information and/or tickets contact Brandes at 320-356-7342, or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Established in 1961, the Ruffed Grouse Society is the one international wildlife conservation organization dedicated to promoting conditions suitable for ruffed grouse, American woodcock and related wildlife to sustain our sport hunting tradition and outdoor heritage.
Information on the RGS, its mission, management projects and membership can be found at: www.ruffedgrousesociety.org .