Kids can get free admittance to Wayne Area Ducks Unlimited banquet

WAYNE — The first 50 kids, 15 years of age and younger, (must be accompanied by Ducks Unlimited Adult member).

The Wayne area chapter of Ducks Unlimited is looking to the next generation of wildlife conservationist and hunters. Greenwings: (DU young members 15 years old and younger) can attend the 2019 banquet for free when accompanied by an adult DU member. Chairman Kent Bearnes of Laurel said that the Wayne Area Chapter has been given a sponsor gift from area committee members to support the Greenwings in the local area. The chapter will pay for the “Greenwing” youth membership in DU and a meal for the first 50 to register.

The banquet is Friday Nov. 8 at the Beaumont Event & Concert Hall (2611 N Hwy 15 Wayne).

A social will begin at 5:30 p.m. followed by a dinner and auction at 7 p.m.

Bearnes said the new generation of hunters will be the leaders of conservation in the future. Focus on the Greenwings in the area is important to future programming and events.

Committee members Chad Johnson and Steve Smith of Laurel, said in addition to membership and a meal, all Greenwings will be entered into a drawing of youth items.

Tickets are available at the door or from any committee member.

A single is $40 with couples at $60, greenwings at $15 and National Bronze level sponsorship at $265, price includes dinner and membership in Ducks Unlimited.

This year’s banquet will include an auction of both collectible DU art and memorabilia and other useful items for the hunter and collector.

Other committee members for tickets and information call: Mitch Lanser, Steve Smith, Greg Urwiller, Chad Johnson, Tim Bearnes, Seth Parsley, Rob Bose, and Kent Bearnes. For additional information call Kent Bearnes @ 402-360-5005 or visit http://NE.ducks.orgto buy tickets online. Come help us celebrate 82 years of wildlife conservation.

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