Fundraiser supports spring youth turkey hunt
EMPORIA — The Flint Hills Gobblers Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF) will be hosting its 15th Annual Hunting Heritage Banquet on Saturday, June 19, at the Guest House Inn & Convention Center, 2700 W. 18th Ave. in Emporia. The doors will open at 5:30 p.m. with a turkey dinner at 7 p.m.

The event will host games for adults and kids, door prizes, and raffles. Many limited-edition items depicting the wild turkey and other wildlife species, as well as other items, will be sold by live and silent auction. All proceeds help fund the Flint Hills Gobblers 10th Annual Spring Turkey Hunting Clinic, March 26, 2011.

Tickets for singles are $40, $50 for couples. A Chapter Sponsor Raffle Package ($150) includes two dinner tickets, one membership, a one-year subscription to Turkey Country magazine, $200 worth of raffle tickets to be used at the banquet, buyer's name on clinic T-shirt, and a chance to win a shotgun. The Chapter Sponsor Raffle Package must be purchased before the Banquet.

A NWTF Sponsor ticket package ($250) includes two dinner tickets, one NWTF membership, a one-year subscription to Turkey Country magazine, a membership card, membership decal, reversible fleece/nylon vest with NWTF logo embroidered on both sides, NWTF sponsors pin, buyer's name on a clinic T-shirt, and $400 worth of raffle tickets for the banquet.

For more information, phone Gib Rhodes at 620-437-2012.