Annual Whitetails Unlimited Banquet for Warren County planned
A local fundraiser will give disabled individuals the opportunity to go hunting.
The annual Whitetails Unlimited Banquet for Warren County will be held Tuesday, Sept. 1 from 5:30 to 9 p.m. at the Levee Street Warehouse, 1609 Levee St. No. 3509.
Proceeds from the event will go to Doris and Randy Rippy, Whitetails Unlimited chapter president Melissa Reeves said. The Rippys have a program at Bovina Baptist Church that stages an annual hunt for the disabled.
The G6:2 Outdoors program, formerly known as Hope Outdoors, will provide a two-day hunt the first weekend in December for those who are physically challenged.
“It is one amazing feeling getting to see these girls and guys that want to hunt but aren’t able to because of a disability, be able to because of such a wonderful program,” Reeves, who has served as a female guide for the past four years, said. “The hunters always have a wonderful time, and I have enjoyed having Whitetails Unlimited and G6:2 Outdoors working together to better our community.”
This is the fourth year Reeves has helped with the banquet. She said she is thankful to all those who sponsor and volunteer to make the event a success.
“We could not do it without them. I don’t think they know exactly how much they mean,” she said.
The Gumbo Pot will cater this year’s meal.
The cost of a sponsored table is $700 and includes a table of eight reserved seats with the sponsor’s name and a Savage Axis .350 Legend Rifle. Another sponsor level is available for $300, which includes a table of eight reserved seats with the sponsor’s name.
Single ticket prices are $35, $25 for a spouse, and $20 for ages 15 and younger.
A $5 charge will be added to tickets purchased at the door, Reeves said.
Advance tickets are available by calling 601-415-1081 or online at the Whitetails Unlimited web site. Volunteers are also welcome to assist with both the hunt and the banquet.
“If you would like to volunteer to help at either event, the banquet or hunt, please contact us,” Reeves said. “We are always needing help with anything, whether it is setting up for the banquet, or skinning deer at the hunt.”
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