Save the date and plan to attend the 7th annual conservation fundraising dinner hosted by the Hi-Line Sportsmen on Saturday evening, Feb. 25, at Glasgow’s St. Raphael’s Parish Center gymnasium.
The “keep-it-local” conservation group will once again offer a wide variety of guns and one-of-a-kind items available to win on raffle or auction. Proceeds from this year’s banquet will be directed to the Valley County Pool Campaign.
The evening is a celebration of fellowship and the group’s commitment to improving the wildlife, habitats, outdoors opportunities, and communities across northeastern Montana. It’s an opportunity to win guns, sporting goods, and household items. It’s also an evening to eat a perfectly roasted prime rib dinner with shrimp and all the fixings.
Tickets for the banquet cost $40 per seat. Businesses or groups of friends can reserve tables that seat 8 and come with premium table gifts.
Doors open on Feb. 25 at 4:30 p.m. for drinks and games. A prime rib dinner with all the trimmings will be served starting at 6 p.m. Nearly a dozen rifles, shotguns, and handguns will be auctioned or raffled over the course of the evening.
One of the highlights of the annual banquet is the presentation of Hi-Line Sportsmen Scholarships. Since its inception, the group has awarded nearly $20,000 in scholarships to Valley County high school seniors, and again this year the scholarship fund will be augmented by proceeds from the auction of guns donated by Karen Jackson and Joe Younkin. Sizeable scholarships funded by Glasgow’s Hi-Tech Electric will also be awarded.
As ever, all funds from the banquet stay in the local community, and this year organizers are directing proceeds to the campaign to build a new swimming pool for Glasgow and Valley County residents. Because the facility is vital to teach skills to residents who will spend their lives recreating on the waters of the area, the project aligns with HLS’s commitment to improving wildlife habitat, sportsmen access, and passing on sporting traditions in Valley County and neighboring communities.
For more information on the Feb. 25 banquet and Hi-Line Sportsmen, visit the group’s Facebook page or call club president Jack Medlicott at 425-760-5828.