WWSC 3rd Annual Sportsman's Banquet

March 19, 2005

The third annual West Walker Sportsman's Banquet was held on Saturday, March 19th.  This years event was even bigger than last years, with the maximum capacity crowd of 300 people who attended. It was really packed.

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Although the doors weren't supposed to open until 5:00 pm, guests started arriving around 4:30! Like last year, each person who attended received a nice door prize as they arrived.  During the cocktail hour the guests were able to enjoy a number of games that featured some very nice prizes. Also it gave the participants an opportunity to bid on the silent auction items, purchase chances on the Chinese raffle items, and wonder around the raffle tables.

A very nice dinner was served at 7:30, catered by Damon's Restaurant, and featured great BBQ ribs, chicken, and pulled pork, accompanied by roasted potatoes, rolls and butter, and coleslaw. There was plenty to eat and no one should have went home hungry.

Once dinner was finished, everyone waited anxiously to see if they would go home with a great prize. The prizes were given out, beginning with the silent auctions and Chinese raffle items intermixed with blitz raffles and the prizes from the big raffle tables.


When it was finished, over 30 guns, a Honda ATV, and many thousands of dollars in hunting, fishing, and camping equipment were given away.


One of the Raffle Prize Tables.
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A big THANK YOU to all who attended and help support this fundraiser
and especially those who donated prizes.  The money raised will help fund some of the club improvements planned for this year.  A BIG thanks also to all of the club members who helped out at the banquet or volunteered their time and effort in putting this years event together.

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Kip Felker quenching his thirst

A guest trying their luck

Rich Vander Meer checking things over, with Chuck Tenbrink in the back looking Rich over.

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Aren't they supposed to be working? (Former club president Mark Thue (middle) and Rady Delgado (right)

A packed crowd

One of the blitz raffle guns to be awarded

Enjoying dinner

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Volunteer charter members Jim Rosin and Ron Mulka taking a break.

A happy Chris Hackett with his prize

A little after dinner conversation

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Another raffle table

Should I buy a ticket or shouldn't I?  Club President Ed Stone saying buy two.

 The blitz raffle items.

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