Sportsman’s Banquet next Thursday

Published: Thursday, March 6, 2014 at 10:15 AM.

The seventh annual Sportsman’s Banquet rolls in Thursday, March 13, with plenty of good food, a heaping helping of fun, prizes and, for one lucky, a bucketful of cash to take home.

Over the past decade, the club has poured some $25,000 into the community through a host of efforts.

The Sportsman’s Banquet, to be held at the Centennial Building in Port St. Joe with social hour and appetizers at 5 p.m. and dinner beginning at 6:30 p.m. ET, has allowed the Lions Club of Port St. Joe to broaden its community outreach.

The last Sportsman’s Banquet raised nearly $20,000 for Lions Club projects in the community.

The Sportsman’s Banquet originated from what was an annual event to support Ducks Unlimited. But what Lions Club members envisioned was an event that would bring money directly into the community, not only in the costs of putting the night on, but also in handling proceeds from the banquet.

After enjoying Chef Charlie Norton's "famous, no-man-left-hungry" ribeye steaks, joined on dinner plates by salad, potato and rolls.

Over $20,000 worth of contributions and prizes will be distributed to the guests through live auctions and raffles. One winner could win up to $8,000, the amount linked to the number of tickets sold.

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