Emporia chapter’s event is 28th annual
EMPORIA — The Emporia Area Chapter of Quail and Upland Wildlife Federation (QUWF, formerly Quail Unlimited) is hosting its 28th annual fundraiser on March 1 at the Lyon County Fairgrounds in Emporia. The event is designed to raise funds for wildlife habitat improvement and youth outdoor appreciation programs.

Doors open at 5:30 p.m., and a steak dinner will be served at 7 p.m. A silent auction will run throughout the evening, and a live a auction for family/outdoor-oriented merchandise and services will begin at 8 p.m. The live auction will feature guided hunting and fishing trips, outdoor gear, wildlife prints and sculptures, Symphony in the Flint Hills tickets, two big game/wild turkey blinds, and numerous accessories. Banquet, auction, and QUWF membership tickets are $50 (spouse, son, or daughter under 18, $25). Silver and Major Sponsor tickets are $250 and $175, respectively.

Tickets and more information are available at Groh Printing, 702 Prairie in Emporia, at The Gun Den, 708 Commercial in Emporia, or by phoning QUWF committee members Robert Cuadra (620-757-1034) or Ron Whitney (620-343-3247).

For more information about all grassroots efforts of the Quail and Upland Wildlife Federation, visit the organization’s national website, www.quwf.net.