Chattanooga Ducks Unlimited Hosts Fall Flight Dinner

Monday, October 8, 2012

The Chattanooga Ducks Unlimited chapter is hosting its Fall Flight Dinner this Thursday

There will be a live auction, silent auction, games and the always popular Tier Raffle. Area Chairman Bob Bezkor said, "We have some of the nicest prizes ever offered." 

Top prizes include a 75th Anniversary Browning Maxus, camouflage Browning A5, Mud Motor, Jon Boat, Yeti coolers and beautiful pieces of art.  

Ducks Unlimited is the largest conservation organization in North America and this year, it is celebrating its 75th anniversary.

Keeping that in mind, the committee has put together an event appropriate to this historic milestone. Due in large part to the success of this annual dinner, the Chattanooga chapter has consistently been a Top 100 chapter nationally.

The Chattanooga chapter works hard to partner specifically with local businesses to the community. This year, the Call of the Year is provided by Xciter Calls, the mud mod motor is from JB Mud Motors, the boat from Nichols Marine, all of whom call the Chattanooga area home.

Mr. Bezkor reports that two favorites will be back this year, saying, "First, the Possum Hunters are back to provide their bluegrass music and Burton's Taste of New Orleans will serve up their amazing food - make sure you try the bread pudding."
 
The banquet is always a good time and a lot of the thanks goes to the hard working committee and supporters such as Sportsman’s Warehouse, Farm Credit, Tony Sander’s Outdoors, Blowing Springs Kennels and especially the title sponsor Mountain View Ford.

The banquet is this Thursday, at the First Tennessee Pavilion next to Finley Stadium. The doors open at 5:30 p.m., and dinner is served at 7 p.m. You can buy tickets online at www.chattducks.org or contact Area Chairman Bob Bezkor at 423 504-1620.

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