"We set records in total members, people in attendance, and in dollars raised for wildlife habitat and youth conservation education", stated Hinkhouse. "We are very appreciative of everyone that attended and helped us raise funds. Besides the PF membership dues, all of the remaining funds remain with the chapter to go to work in Cherokee County."
A crowd of 450 people attended the banquet, with as many as 50-60 youth in attendance. Every youth who attended the banquet this year went home with a prize, ranging from guns, hunting vests, PF shirts, and many other quality items.
A habitat program was held, as well as a silent auction, live auction and many raffles, including sponsor raffles, youth raffles, and gun raffles.
Jerry McDermott received the Habitat Award, for his work on a 5 acre plot of ground. Jerry is in the hospital battling leukemia, but his wife Beth and daughters Alissa and Sarah were on hand to accept the award on his behalf. Third daughter Rachel remained at the hospital with her father.
For the first time in the Cherokee County, the PF chapter surpassed the 200 member mark.
Although the total funds raised have not been completely determined, Hinkhouse felt that a record amount of funds were raised. Hinkhouse was also appreiciative of the support that Cherokee County PF receives from the county. "We have many fine sponsors and donors to our banquet and we could not do it without them."