With the deer season behind us — and duck season soon to be — it’s time to now start thinking about the New Year’s first conservation banquets.
That means that three annual Ducks Unlimited fundraisers are all quickly approaching here in North Texas.
First up on the calendar is the annual Red River/Gainesville Chapter of DU and their annual event on Saturday, Feb. 16 at the Gainesville Civic Center. Catered by Dieter Brothers Barbecue from Lindsey, the event opens the doors at 6 p.m. Tickets are $35 in advance for singles and $45 for couples. For more information, contact Jeff Hellman at 940-736-6989 or Phil Bellows at 940- 736-3885.
Next up is the Texoma DU Couple’s Event, slated for 6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22 at the Sherman Municipal Ballroom. Catered by Savoie’s Cajun Pot out of Shreveport, advance tickets are $50 per couple or $60 at the door. For information, contact Jim Salling at 903-463-1151 or Jeff Robison at 903-821-7467.
Finally, the Hurricane Creek DU Banquet will be held in Anna on Saturday, March 2 at 6 p.m. at the Hurricane Creek Country Club. Tickets in advance are $40 for individuals and $55 couples. For information, contact Curt Feagin at 972-924-3535.
Tickets for all three Texoma area DU events can also be purchased on-line at www.ducks.org.