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|Macon Ridge Gobblers hold annual banquet|
About 275 wild life enthusiast turned out this year to share their love of hunting and the outdoors at the National Wild Turkey Federation's annual Hunting Heritage Banquet.
The event, sponsored by the Macon Ridge Gobblers, was held on Feb. 6, at River of Life Church on Hwy. 15 south of Winnsboro.
"It was one of the best banquets we have had. With the way the economy has been going, I was happy to see all the people that came out to support us," said Louis Robinson, president of the Macon Ridge Gobblers.
A good time was had by all as scholarships were awarded to student members and 20 guns were handed out as door prizes.
This years winners of the $500 National Wild Turkey College scholarships were Brooke Morace and Erika Young. Scholarships are chosen by a NWTF board and are awarded to young members with deserving academic grade-point averages, said Robinson.
Dinner was provided by Big Boy's Barbecue in Winnsboro and a live auction was performed by comedian Kent Crank of Texas.
The banquet is a family-friendly event that raises money for the national organization and
event is perfect for families and he invited anyone interested to attend local wildlife projects.
With chapters across the state, Louisiana ranks third in money raised in recent years, according to Robinson.
For those who missed the Winnsboro banquet, there will be a banquet on March 11 at the Delhi Civics Center.