Elk foundation will have July 27 banquet

Jul 08, 2013

The Great Smoky Mountains Chapter of the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation will host its 20th annual Big Game Banquet & Auction at Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort Hotel on Saturday, July 27.

For those who have enjoyed visiting with the elk in Cataloochee Valley or in Cherokee, this is a wonderful opportunity to learn more about the foundation, to raise funds for the elk restoration project and to have fun too.

A rib-eye steak dinner with all the fixings will be served, and there will be raffles and drawings, a silent auction and a live auction with at least 12 rifles or shotguns and two handguns that will be bid on.

For those folks with additional interests, there will be other items for individuals and for the home in all price ranges. Funds raised will support the foundation in saving wildlife habitat in various locations of the United States.

To become a member of the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation and attend the banquet, contact J. Cooper in Cherokee at 828-506-3308, J. Treadway in Asheville at 828-230-6040, R. Bryson in Hendersonville at 828-891-4455, or R. McLean in Waynesville at 828-452-2896. Individual membership is $35. The cost of the meal is $45 per person. Order online at events.rmef.org/!AEQ. Banquet doors open at 5 p.m. Dress will be casual.

Those who purchase a membership and attend the banquet will receive a free Buck Paklite Caper knife with the RMEF logo, retail value of $32 and six issues of the "Bugle" magazine in the coming year.