by Dee Marie
OSWEGO, NY – This year, the annual Port of Oswego Chapter of Ducks Unlimited fund raising banquet/auction will be held on November 6. Ducks Unlimited is the World’s largest non-profit organization dedicated to conserving North America’s continuing disappearing waterfowl habitats.
The cost to restore one acre of wetlands increases yearly. The DU banquet/auction raises money to preserve wetlands in the US, Canada and Mexico. Since 1992, the Oswego Chapter of DU has contributed to the restoration of more than 1,400 acres.
The highlight of this year’s event will be an 8 ½ week-old, female Black Labrador Retriever, with Unlimited AKC papers, ready for a forever home. The Puppy is donated by Snow Goose Kennels, one of the top reputable kennels in Upstate, NY.
Although this will be the first puppy donated to the Port of Oswego Ducks Unlimited Chapter., Snow Goose Kennels has donated puppies to Upstate Ducks Unlimited banquet/auctions in the past. The breeder hand-raises and socializes all puppies within her home.
Both Sire and Dame are AKC registered. The Sire comes from a long line of Master Hunter Champions. Both parents have OFA eye certificates and excellent-grade hip certificates. Both Dame and Sire have their AKC Junior Hunt Test Titles, and are excellent hunting dogs.
If you are the highest bidder of this future hunting champion, and are unable to take the puppy home on the night of the auction, arrangements can be made for you to pick her up at a later date.
Also available this year: signed/numbered artwork, DU exclusive household items, DU clothing, limited edition decoys, and a multiple of guns will be raffled, including a Fausti Silvery 12 gage Over/Under (the 2013 DU Gun of the Year).
This year’s dinner will be hosted by The American Foundry, 246 W. Seneca St., Oswego. The event begins with cocktails at 6 p.m. Dinner at 7 p.m. with a choice of: prime rib, stuffed chicken or vegetarian entrees. Fun raffles will be held throughout the evening, along with a silent auction, and the main live auction after dinner.
Banquet/auction tickets (which includes a yearly membership to Ducks Unlimited) are available for: $60 singles, $80 couples, $280 sponsors, and $300 sponsor couple.
The Port of Oswego Ducks Unlimited Chapter welcomes you to be a part of this special event, and make tomorrow a better place for ducks, geese, wildlife, hunters and conversationalists. Special Early Bird drawing for all paid RSVP’s received by 11/1/13. Advanced raffle packages will be available at the door.
For a limited time, Port of Oswego Ducks Unlimited Chapter banquet/auction tickets can be purchased online at: http://www.ducks.org/new-york/events/32968/port-of-oswego-du-dinner
Event: Port of Oswego Chapter of Ducks Unlimited fund raising banquet/auction
Place: The American Foundry, 246 W. Seneca St., Oswego, NY
Date and Time: November 6 ~ 6 to 10 p.m.
For additional information, please contact: Tim Howell 315-947-5208