Saturday, May 24, 2014

2014 East Cooper CCA Banquet

USS Yorktown on May 23
Dee Dee and McKenzie having fun
A change of venue brought recreational anglers to the banks of the Cooper River for the 2014 Celebrating Conservation Banquet at the U.S.S. Yorktown maritime museum. The temperature reached 97-degrees, setting a new record for May 23, and the open air facility was plenty warm for CCA volunteers and guests to enjoy. The food by Lowcountry Eats included seared tuna and barbecue with rice perlot, and the cold beverage station worked overtime to keep everyone from getting too hot. A silent auction included nautical themed gifts and CCA-branded merchandise, fishing prints and fishing gear. A large live auction included hunting trips, guided fishing trip, island vacations and the kind of sporting art that anglers love to bid for. The East Cooper Chapter announced they had reached a new record number of 126 sponsors members, and most of them were in attendance at this standing room only event that was on the inner flight deck of the retired aircraft carrier. Guests also had access to the aft deck that provided a great view of the Charleston Harbor and thankfully a nice cool breeze too. Lots of American flags gave a nod to those who served in the armed forces for Memorial Day.
Guy Harvey Rep David Wilkinson 
and Aftco Rep Alex Chandler

Trout fishing print on the silent auction 

To view past blog entries from the East Cooper CCA banquet click 2013201220112010, or2009.

To view past blog entries from the CCA State Convention click 2013, 20112010 or 2009.

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