Tickets are on sale for the 49th annual Winona County Ducks Unlimited annual fundraising banquet. This year’s event will be held at the Winona Elks Lodge in Goodview on Saturday, September 14.
A social hour will be held at 5 p.m. followed by a steak dinner with full salad bar to be served at 7. Numerous door prizes including firearms, wildlife prints and other outdoor items will be awarded to banquet attendees. Live and silent auctions, raffles and other games will also be held throughout the evening.
Banquets held over the past 48 years, sponsored by the Winona County Ducks Unlimited chapter, have raised thousands of dollars that have been used to preserve and develop critical habitat and wetlands for waterfowl and other wildlife species in Minnesota and across the nation.
Tickets are $50, which includes the dinner and Ducks Unlimited membership, and can be purchased by contacting Wayne Valentine, chapter chair, at 507-454-2762. Persons receiving their tickets by August 30 will have their name entered in an early bird drawing for a chance to win a 12-gauge Winchester model shotgun.