Friday, July 27, 2012

Alabama Ducks Unlimited Celebrated 75th Anniversary at Ingalls Harbor August 11th

Alabama Ducks Unlimited will celebrate 75 years of conservation by hosting a day-long event for the public on the banks of the Tennessee River in Decatur, Ala. Set for August 11, 2012, the 75th Anniversary Celebration and Outdoor Heritage Festival will feature outdoor related exhibitors, presentations from outdoor celebrities, live music, plus many more family-friendly activities.
From 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., the public is invited to learn more about Ducks Unlimited and its conservation efforts and enjoy entertainment from special guest appearances by the Duck Commander Phil Robertson, the Sporting Chef Scott Leysath, Donny McElvoy from the “Hunt, Fish, and Cook” television show, Deke the DU dog from Wildrose Kennels, and other outdoor celebrities. The event concludes with an outdoor concert by Daryle Singletary. All activities take place at the Ingalls Harbor Pavilion located at 802 Wilson Street NW.

On Friday evening at 6:30 p.m., the celebration committee will host a VIP reception. The evening includes many of the featured attendees, cooking demonstrations and sampling by The Sporting Chef Scott Leysath, and a small Ducks Unlimited raffle and auction. A limited number of tickets are available at $50 each.

Advance tickets are $10 each and may be purchased online at Admission is $20 per person on the day of the event. Children under six years of age are admitted free. Sponsors are Turf Doctor, Inc., Sportsman’s Pride, Omega Pride, Phoenix Roofing and Restoration, Blackridge Land Company, Morgan County Sheriff Ana Franklin, H&R Agri-Power, Joe Wheeler EMC, Lynn Layton Chevrolet, Tanksley Machine and Tool, Wiley’s Outdoor Sports, and State Farm. Proceeds benefit the organization’s mission and the future of waterfowl hunting.

For more information on the 75th anniversary celebration, contact Festival Chair Chad Hughey at 256.565.4747.

About Ducks Unlimited

Ducks Unlimited got its start in 1937 during the Dust Bowl when North America’s drought-plagued waterfowl populations had plunged to unprecedented lows. A small group of sportsmen joined together to form an organization that became known as Ducks Unlimited, which is now the world’s largest and most effective private waterfowl and wetlands conservation organization. Its mission is to conserve, restore, and manage wetlands and associated habitats for North America’s waterfowl. For more information, visit 

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