The 2019 Morrison County Pheasants Forever (MCPF) banquet is just around the corner. It will be held Friday, Sept. 13, at the Falls Ballroom in Little Falls, with a focus on celebrating its 17 years of service to Morrison County.

The “crowing hour” starts at 5:30 p.m., with the meal at 7 p.m.

The banquet will feature a variety of prizes that anyone could enjoy. A $500 shopping spree at Kohls, 40 guns, jewelry items, pheasant hunts, wildlife prints and an original painting by local artist, Jerry Raedecke.

In addition to the prizes, many games and raffles will be open to all. A special section of prizes will appeal to women and non-hunters, with an emphasis on items for home decor.

Pheasants Forever is a non-profit organization. Proceeds from this banquet go toward youth activities and land acquisitions in the area. Through donations, MCPF has been able to help more than 500 youths in the area over the past 17 years, giving experiences to young people who normally would not have that opportunity. Camps at Deep Portage, a fall hunt and a spring shoot at Rice Creek are just a few of the activities planned with PF mentors.

MCPF hopes to instill a love of hunting and the great outdoors as well as an experience that will last a lifetime for these youths.

Donations are made to the Little Falls and Pierz high schools’ sporting clay teams. Also available are two scholarships for graduating seniors who would like a career in wildlife.

Ella Kalusche, a Pierz youth and a sponsored member of the PF National Youth Leadership Council will be present at the banquet and assist at the Ringneck booth.

For tickets, contact a committee member.

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