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26th Annual Wildlife Banquet and Auction part of another weather surprise for April


April 11, 2018

The Blaine County Wildlife Museum Banquet regular sells out and this year was no exception as 240 guests attended the event. The Banquet generally raises about $20,000 annually and estimates exceed $600,000 through the years. Most of the funds raised go to maintaining the building and operating costs.

The Annual Wildlife Museum Banquet was more than a month later than normally scheduled, but it was still a target of this long lasting winter. Emcee Roger Jorgenson welcomed the guests noting, "It feels like the 95th day of January." Guests arrived at St. Gabriel's parish hall during a cool but dry spring evening. Two hours later when diners left and the prime rib was eaten, the winning raffle tickets were drawn and the auctions were over, it was snowing hard.

Organizers have been tweaking the total number of diners for the last couple of banquets. This year the magic number was 240. Even w...

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