Games, auction included in fundraiser; all proceeds used locally
EMPORIA -- On June 23, the Flint Hills Gobblers Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF) will hold its 12th Annual Hunting Heritage Banquet and Superfund Auction at the American Legion Post No. 5, 2921 West 12th Avenue, in Emporia. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. for registration and social hour. Participants will not only enjoy a good meal, they can bid on auction items, purchase raffle tickets, play games, and participate in a silent auction. Activities for kids will also be available.

A turkey dinner catered by the American Legion follows at 7 p.m., and the auction events begin at 8 p.m. Many limited edition items depicting the wild turkey and other wildlife species will be sold.

All proceeds are used to support local chapter activities and events, such as a spring turkey hunting clinic, a youth essay contest, scholarships, a Jake of the Year Award, a Teacher of the Year Award, and kids games at the banquet.

For information about banquet tickets and NWTF work, phone Steve Taylor at 620-341-1506, Tim Sparks at 620-342-3839, Vance Ralstin at 620-366-0208, or Gib Rhodes at 620-437-2012.