Local Ducks Unlimited volunteers trying to assemble another fund-raising banquet are finding that the economy has a stranglehold on people's wallets.
The Lake County DU chapter is hosting its annual fund-raiser Saturday, April 25 at the Eastlake Croatian Lodge and Party Center. It will include dinner, raffles and auctions.
Cost is $70 per person and $95 per couple.
However, while previous DU dinners held there have drawn 200 to 300 people only about 100 tickets have been sold thus far.
That is unfortunate as DU does spend its money wisely with the funds going to help preserve and manage wetlands. These wetlands support not only ducks and geese but a wealth of other wildlife species.
To join in on the April 25 party, call 440-749-5182.
While we're on the subject of fund raisers, the March 28 Steelheaders Ball netted $10,000 for the Lake Parks Foundation which supports Lake Metroparks efforts.
Money given during the Steelheaders Ball goes toward improving angler access on Lake Metroparks holdings along the Chagrin and Grand rivers.
- Jeffrey L. Frischkorn