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38th Annual Williamson County Ducks Unlimited Chapter Banquet & Auction

The Williamson County Chapter of Ducks Unlimited will host their 38th annual fundraising banquet and auction on Saturday, October 26th at 5 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 1601 West White Street in Marion.

Local sportsmen, conservationists, and wetlands supporters are invited to enjoy an evening featuring raffles, door prizes, a silent auction, and live auctions including guns, waterfowl calls, exclusive outdoor artwork and unique home furnishings. Single tickets are $40 or $60 for couples. Tickets include dinner and a one-year Ducks Unlimited membership, and may be purchased through the Illinois Ducks Unlimited Event website ( or by calling (618) 694-2094.

The Williamson County, IL Chapter of Ducks Unlimited is also on Facebook (

Several local businesses have donated goods and services to the event. Individuals and businesses interested in sponsorship or auction donations may contact Ms. Mandy Hestand at (618) 694-2094 or

“This annual banquet is a great opportunity for folks to enjoy what is certain to be a memorable evening while contributing to a noble cause that benefits over 900 wildlife species and is a major contributor to both clean water and flood control. Ducks Unlimited is a major force for wetlands conservation in the local area. Past programs have focused on the Cache River and Rend Lake, and Ducks Unlimited recently secured a $1 million grant that will impact 3,000 acres at the US Forest Service Oakwood Bottoms Greentree Reservoir in western Jackson County,” said Jon Sturgill, Ducks Unlimited Regional Director for Southern Illinois.

Ducks Unlimited Inc. is the world's largest non-profit organization dedicated to conserving North America's continually disappearing waterfowl habitats. Established in 1937, Ducks Unlimited has conserved more than 13 million acres thanks to contributions from more than a million supporters across the continent. Guided by science and dedicated to program efficiency, DU works toward the vision of wetlands sufficient to fill the skies with waterfowl today, tomorrow and forever.

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Locations : Jackson CountySouthern IllinoisWilliamson County
People : Jon SturgillMandy Hestand
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