The first annual West Walker Sportsman's Banquet was an
overwhelming success, with over 170 people in attendance! No one at the
club anticipated such an excellent turnout for our first big event of this
kind ever. Guests started arriving before 6 pm and wasted no time
checking out the prizes and getting their raffle tickets.
There were prizes everywhere! Three packed tables of door prizes for
each person who attended and another three tables of raffle prizes
filled the main room. A cash bar, Chinese raffles, silent auctions,
and games of chance raffles filled the shotgun room. It was
One of three door prize
tables. (Click Image for
walked around the raffle tables deciding what bucket to throw their
tickets into, the guests slowly made their way to a dinner table.
being served. (Click Image for larger view)
was served around 7 pm with a selection of barbequed ribs and chicken,
salad, baked potatoes, vegetable, and cake for desert.
anxiously for the next raffle ticket to be drawn. (Click
Image for larger view)
Once dinner was
finished, the real excitement began. It took almost three non-stop hours to
give out all the door prizes and award all the lucky raffle ticket holders
with the selection of guns, camping equipment, optics, and more. Two
beautiful prints were also generously donated to the club by Ducks
Unlimited; one print for auction and the other to hang on the club house
it was a great evening with everyone having a good time.
A big THANK YOU to all of you who attended and help support this
fundraiser. The money raised will help fund some of the work left to
be done in addition to offsetting some of the new club house construction
costs. A special thanks also to all of the club members who helped
out at the banquet or volunteered their time and effort in putting this
If you couldn't make it this year, then
be sure not to miss next year's banquet, tentatively set for March 2004.