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Cloud County Pheasants Forever Banquet to be Held This Weekend

Cloud County Pheasants Forever
Cloud County Pheasants Forever

Food, fun, fellowship and fundraising will be the focus of the 22nd Annual Cloud County Pheasants Forever Banquet.

This year's banquet will be held Saturday, March 18th at the Cloud County Fairgrounds in Concordia, with social hour starting at 5:30 pm.  Dinner will be served at 7 pm.  Games will be held throughout the evening, with a live auction beginning at 8 pm.

Cost of a membership dinner for one adult is $50.  An additional meal for a spouse or guest is $15.  Those 18-and-under eligible for a Ringneck membership package are $15.

Lucas Nease says individuals who prepay by Thursday, March 16th are eligible to be in the early bird drawing for $100 cash.

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The annual banquet is their premier fundraiser and helps set the stage for upland conservation efforts in Cloud County for the year ahead.

At the fun gathering, Jason Martin says one of the games attendees can experience is what's called the Consignment Game.

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Pheasants Forever's mission is to conserve pheasants, quail, and other wildlife through habitat improvements, public access, education, and conservation advocacy.

All the efforts made today by Pheasants Forever have little impact without future conservation leaders taking a stand for wildlife habitat conservation.  As part of this effort, Todd Robinson says the Cloud County chapter of Pheasants Forever is dedicated to working with members and conservation partners to provide opportunities for youth and their families to share their outdoor traditions.

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At the heart of the Pheasants Forever organization is the unique grassroots system of fundraising and project development that allows members to see the direct result of their contributions.   The organization empowers local chapters to determine how 100 percent of their locally raised funds will be spent, allowing them to steer conservation priorities and efforts, while belonging to a larger national organization with a voice on state and federal conservation policy.