Ruffed Grouse Society to hold fundraiser dinner in Asheville


Mar 11, 2001
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RGS to hold fundraiser dinner in Asheville


Proceeds used to restore and protect grouse and woodcock habitat

The Southern Appalachian Chapter of the Ruffed Grouse Society (RGS) will hold its 24th Annual Sportsmen's Banquet on Friday, August 8, 2008 at the Crest Center and Pavilion, 22 Celebration Place, Asheville, North Carolina, beginning with cocktails at 6 p.m. Dinner at 7 p.m.

As is the custom at this event, the evening will feature a live and silent auction, games, drawings and door prizes; highlighted with the finest selection of quality firearms, artwork and collectable's.

According to Dale Pennell, membership and dinner tickets are $50, Spouse dinner ticket $25, and $30 for youngsters under age 16 -- the latter including a one year RGS membership. Banquet, Conservation and Sustaining sponsorship packages are also available at $250, $500 and $1,000 respectively.

And, continuing in the spirit of the outdoors, youngsters under the age of 16 who recently took and passed a hunter education course and/or women who have participated in a recent Outdoors Women program, and can verify same, will receive a complimentary dinner ticket when accompanied by a paying adult

Banquet tickets can also be purchased on line through the RGS website up until two weeks of the event. Just go to>, click on Select State in the Migration Mapping & State Information box in the right panel of the home page. Choose a state; than under Upcoming State Events, click on the event of interest and you will be linked to a display of all important event details, including the ticket chairman's contact information.

As with all RGS fundraisers, proceeds from this event will be used to restore and protect grouse and woodcock habitat.

For more information and/or tickets contact Pennell at 828-645-9471 or by E-mail: .

Established in 1961, the Ruffed Grouse Society is the one international wildlife conservation organization dedicated to promoting conditions suitable for ruffed grouse, American woodcock and related wildlife to sustain our sport hunting tradition and outdoor heritage.

Information on the RGS, its mission, management projects and membership can be found on the web at:

Media Contact:
Dale Pennell, 828-645-9471

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