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Annual NWTF banquet deemed to be a success

The Tygart Valley Chapter of National Wild Turkey Foundation were five days away from holding its annual banquet in March, when guidelines from the governor concerning the COVID-19 outbreak came into effect. Finally, after months of waiting, our banquet was held Aug. 29 at the Gandy Dancer in Elkins. Actually, we did have a great crowd and the evening turned out really well.

The chapter would like to thank the following businesses and individuals who either participated, purchased corporate tables or donated items to make our banquet a great success.

Our corporate tables were: St. George Medical Clinic (6), Jaymie Wilfong/Wilfong Law Offices (3), Sonny Lewis/Sonny’s Carpet Center, Bill Bargo and Family, Brandon Hudkins, Jodie Parrack/Parrack Insurance, Rick Pritt and Family.

Other Businesses that made donations were: Triangle Heating and Cooling, Mountain Valley Bank, William & Bright, Smoke on the Water, Citizens Bank, Cunningham Collison, Davis Health System, Tomblyn Funeral Home, Bettys Boot, House Hunters, Mike Pizzino/Almost Heaven Wood craft, Gandy Dancer and Mike and Maxine Metzner.

Ray Mearns, banquet chairman along with Don Thomason organized the event with the help of other members. Due to the concerns of the COVID-19, some chapter members were unable to help out this year. But along came members from other local chapters that pitched in to help make the evening run smoothly. We greatly appreciated the help from Stonewall Jackson Chapter/Delmas and Donna Woody, Mid-Ohio Valley Chapter/Brent Lambert and from Lewis Wetzel Chapter/Terry Heinzman.

This year our NWTF representatives for the evening were Bob Farkasovsky and Cully McCurdy. The auctioneer for the night was from Joe Pyle Auctions.

Finally, a huge thank you to the Gandy Dancer for their patience, understanding and working with us to make our evening enjoyable. The dinner was great and the service outstanding.

See you next year.

Trish Thomason

TV Chapter of NWTF

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