Sunday, January 15, 2012

2012 SCWA Walterboro - Conservation banquet

Custom SCWA cornhole gameboards on the auction
The Walterboro Chapter of the S.C. Waterfowl Association held their annual conservation banquet on January 14 at the armory building. Funds raised go towards the Craig Crosby memorial scholarship fund which pays for youths from Colleton County to attend Camp Woodie, SCWA's environmental education facility. A large turnout of waterfowl enthusiasts enjoyed a seafood meal for dinner before partaking in silent and live auctions and special raffles too. A large number of sponsors and donors made the event a success even before the spirited bidders began to claim the merchandise, guns, duck hunts and turkey hunts that were on the menu. A special SCWA 25th anniversary Browning shotgun was just one of the unique items available, as well as the custom oyster tables and cornhole boards made by Walterboro committee members. Several youths that had already attended Camp Woodie spoke to the crowd about what they liked about their experience, and these same youths stayed front and center and engaged during the entire auction. The general raffle ended the evening on a high note when an excitable female patron won the Drake apparel package and jumped up and down with excitement and screamed loudly. Special thanks to Big Lake Duck Calls for donating calls, a lanyard and a Camp Woodie scholarship check too!

For past blog entries on the SCWA Walterboro chapter click here.

Chapter Co-Chair Jim Minor and the raffle girl smile in the armory

Camp Woodie alumni address the crowd

SCWA Walterboro sweeties

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