The Big Lake Chapter of Ducks Unlimited has set the annual Ducks Unlimited Banquet and auction for Saturday, March 15.
The banquet will be held at Big Lake Country Club in Manila beginning with a "get acquainted" hour" at 6 p.m. Dinner will be served at 7 p.m. and the auction and raffle will follow. Tickets are $25 which includes members dues of $25 and dinner $10. Country-style ribs will be served.
Tickets are being sold by DU committee members for a Bennelli Black Eagle 3-1/2 inch gun that will be given away on March 15. Tickets for the gun are $5 for one or three for $10.
Tickets for the shotgun will be available at Farmers Carquest, Woods and Water in Manila, Monette Co-Op, Baker Implement, David Clark and Aaron Uthoff in Monette, Jim Nowlin or Bobby Gene Scott in Blytheville, Todd Edwards and Darrin McFall at the Malt Shop in Leachville. Tickets can also be purchased at the door.
The proceeds go to Ducks Unlimited for the preservation of wetlands.
For more information on where to purchase tickets or the banquet, interested persons may contact Jimmy Adams, chairman, or other committee members.
The auction will consist of DU prints, decoys and a large variety of DU items.