National Wild Turkey Federation fundraising conservation banquet May 7 at Hanna Boys Center
The Sonoma Valley Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation will hold its third annual conservation banquet on Saturday, May 7, at Hanna Boys Center to raise funds for wildlife conservation and youth in the outdoors programs.
Last year’s funds raised by the Sonoma Chapter helped sponsor a fishing trip to benefit Hanna Boys Center and the Sonoma Valley Mentoring Alliance, as well as a Hunter’s Safety course for Hanna Center.
Doors open at 5 p.m., with dinner at 6:30 featuring an all-you-can-eat tri-tip barbecue, beer and wine. The evening will also include a general raffle, a ladies raffle, games, plus live and silent auctions.
“Also, every child will leave with a prize, so bring the whole family,” said local NWTF chapter spokesman Greg Smith.
Ticket prices are $65 for singles, $95 for couples, $35 for “Jakes” (18-years-old-and-under), $350 for a sponsor package, and $900 for a sponsor table. All tickets include an annual membership to the NWTF. To purchase tickets or for more details, contact Greg Smith at 484-1165 or Chris Lynch at 975-3181.
The National Wild Turkey Federation is a national nonprofit conservation and hunting organization that has worked for the conservation of the wild turkey and the hunting tradition.
When the NWTF was established in 1973, there were approximately 1.3 million wild turkeys—today, that number has grown to more than 7 million birds throughout North America, with hunting seasons established in 49 U.S. states, Canada and Mexico.