Local DU chapter hosts banquet

CROWLEY – The cause of North American waterfowl conservation was given an added boost when the Cajun Chapter of Ducks Unlimited raised more than $18,000 at the Sponsor Banquet.

“It is comforting to see such an enthusiastic turnout at this years fund-raiser,” said Cajun Chapter chairman Larry Chiasson. “ It’s also reassuring to know that the lion’s share of every dollar we raise is funneled directly into DU wetland habitat restoration programs throughout North America.”

Chiasson went on to thank members of the community who donated time and merchandise to guarantee the banquet’s success.

The Cajun Chapter is busy preparing for the General Membership Banquet that will be held at the Rice Festival Building on Ocotober 7,

The event begins at 6 p.m. with a social, followed by dinner and the live auction.

Tickets are $55 per person.

For more information contact Dean Bergeaux at 783-7200, Bryan Benoit-288-9808, Billy Beasley- 581-5581, or Larry Chiasson -581-9000.

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