CHAPIN — The National Wild Turkey Federation’s Dutch Fork committee Hunting Heritage Banquet will be held Oct. 6 in Chapin at Our Lady of the Lakes Catholic Church.
The group is donating 100 turkeys through the We Care Center in Chapin so that many will enjoy the traditional feast this Thanksgiving. The We Care Center in Chapin celebrates 30 years this Friday.
It was established in 1986 to work with families and individuals in the Chapin and surrounding communities facing emergencies in their basic living needs; also serving as an outreach ministry to local churches.
Alecia Kllauk, director of We Care, was excited at the prospect of receiving 100 turkeys for Thanksgiving.
“I trust that many families will be richly blessed by our partnership (with the NWTF Dutch Fork Committee), and I trust that the turkeys will feed not only the bodies but the hearts of all who receive,” she said.
Through public support, the committee impacts much of the community between Prosperity and Ballentine with their scholarship fund, Jakes events, Wheelin Sportsman deer and turkey hunts, seed program sales, and Women in the Outdoors events.
For information about the Dutch Fork banquet on Oct. 6, contact Brian Jacobson, banquet chairman, at 330-936-7351 or Dal Dyches, chapter president, at 803-603-4336.
The 100 Turkeys for Thanksgiving Committee members are Sally Hewitt, Lynn Satterfield and Richard White.