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DU event this week

April 9, 2018 GMT

Local Ducks Unlimited officials are hopeful of seeing 200 or more people at their New Iberia DU Chapter general membership banquet Thursday.

The chapter’s main fundraiser will be held at the Isle of Iberia RV Resort located in Iberia Parish. Cocktail hour will be from 6-7:30 p.m.

There will be a live auction and a silent auction, plus several raffle packages during the annual event.

Approximately 150 outdoorsmen attended the general membership banquet in April 2017, according to chapter chairman Jason Foster of New Iberia.

“Last year it (attendance) dipped down a little bit. We want to get it more in the 200 range,” Foster said recently as he warmed up to his favorite subject, the upcoming banquet.

“The economy is getting a little better, it seems. We’re starting to see a ripple effect in donors and sponsorships,” he said.

Foster said the dedicated fundraising committee members have been putting the final touches on the event.

Membership costs are $30 for Green WIngs; $50 for general membership; $350 for sponsors (including two tickets to the sponsors banquet later in the year); $800 for table sponsors (including eight general membership banquet tickets and two sponsors banquet tickets), and $1,250 for corporate sponsors (including eight general membership banquet tickets and six sponsors banquet tickets). DU is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation.

For more information, call (985) 637-3469.