Wild Turkey Federation fundraiser dinner slated for Feb. 2
WEST BRANCH — The Ogemaw Hills Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation is scheduled to hold its annual fundraiser dinner Feb. 2 at the Knights of Columbus Hall in West Branch.
According to Chapter President Denise Johnson, the chapter has been in existence for more than 10 years, and the dinner serves as the main fundraiser for the nonprofit organization.
“Our mission is the preservation of our hunting heritage in this area and to keep wild turkey hunting in our area thriving through that preservation,” Johnson said.
Johnson said the money raised from this annual dinner helps to keep the local chapter of the federation running so that it can continue to work in the community.
Giving out turkey dinners at the holidays, helping to support 4-H hunting classes and providing scholarships to local students are just a few things Johnson said the federation does with the funding it receives.
“What we do every year depends on how this dinner goes,” Johnson said. “We depend on that support to operate.”
Last year, Johnson said between 100 and 150 people attended the annual dinner. This year, she said she has already had more than 230 people who have purchased tickets for the event.
According to Johnson, a ticket for a couple costs $70, a single ticket costs $50 and tickets for those 17 and younger are $25. She said each ticket includes the dinner, drinks, and a membership to the federation.
In addition to the dinner, Johnson said there will also be raffles, games, silent and live auctions, and scholarships will be handed out to local students.
“We’ll have all sorts of fun games and prizes,” Johnson said, noting that every prize is American made. “It’s a really fun night for the whole family.”
Johnson said tickets can still be purchased in advance or at the door the night of the dinner.
For more information on the dinner and the federation, contact Johnson at 989-345-1955 or visit the federation’s website at www.nwtf.org.