Natchez DU banquet to be held Thursday

Published 12:00 am Sunday, November 4, 2001

Sunday, November 04, 2001

The Natchez Democrat

The Natchez-Adams County Chapter of Ducks Unlimited will hold

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its annual Duck’s Unlimited banquet at the Community Center on

Franklin St. at 6 p.m., Thursday Nov. 8.

Admission fee is $45 for adults and $25 for &uot;green wings&uot;

or children 15 and under.

As always, the annual membership in Duck’s Unlimited is included

in the fee.

Any ticket that is purchased prior to Tuesday will be placed

in the &uot;early bird&uot; drawing for a limited edition framed


There will also be door prizes, including a pair of guns, that

will also be available in drawings that will be held at the event.

DU chairman Adrian Sandel said the chapter was hoping for a

turnout of 250-300 for the event.

A steak dinner will be served at 7 p.m.

Duck’s Unlimited’s mission is to fulfill the annual life cycle

needs of the North American waterfowl by protecting, enhancing,

restoring and managing important wetlands and associated uplands.

Today DU membership nationwide totals around 734,000.

Since its inception in 1937, nearly 1.4 billion has been raised

for waterfowl and waterfowl related conservation projects across


In the state of Mississippi alone, 1,654 projects have been

completed and nearly 6.85 million has been spent on the various

projects to date.

The primary waterfowl species that have benefitted from DU

are: Mallards, wood, ring neck, canvasback, gadwall, America widgeon

and green-winged teal.