Turkey Federation banquetscheduled for March 9

Published 12:00 am Saturday, February 26, 2000

The Butler County chapter of The National Wild Turkey Federation will be hosting its eighth annual Superfund Membership Banquet on Thursday, March 9, and organizers are working to make sure it is the best ever.

The National Wild Turkey Federation supports scientific wildlife mangement on public, private and corporate lands. It also supports traditional American sport hunting and every citizen's right to enjoy clean air and water and an esthetically pleasing outdoor environment.

The local chapter raises money to help support the national organization and provide funding for local projects.

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This year's banquet will feature a menu of deep fried and smoked turkey prepared by the Greenville Jaycees.

"We usually pay about $1,000 each year for the catering," said banquet organizer Frank Phelps. "So paying the Jaycees to prepare this year's meal allows them to raise money for their own charitable causes."

The event will also offer a number of opportunities to win valuable prizes, bid on merchandise through a silent auction or win other prizes through a raffle. A number of high-quality prizes have already been purchased for the event, including seven guns which will be given away the night of the event.

The National Wild Turkey Federation is a national, nonprofit, educational conservation organization comprised of state and local affiliates working for the restoration and wise management of the American wild turkey and other valuable natural resources. These dedicatied groups are combined into one organization for the purpose of improving the quality of the environment and conserving wildlife.

The Butler County Chapter banquet will be held at the Butler County Fairgrounds on Thursday, March 9. The event will begin at 6 p.m. and dinner will be served at 7 p.m.

Tickets are $40 per person or $60 per couple and include the meal and an annual membership in the NWTF. Tickets are available at Prime Installation of Alabama at 212 Cedar Street in Greenville. Call in advance at 383-9374.