Jonesboro, Ark. — NEA Baptist Charitable Foundation will host the 15th anniversary Duck Classic Banquet on Thursday, Dec. 7 at the Arkansas State University Convocation Center. This fundraiser was created to support the free programs of NEA Baptist Charitable Foundation. This year, proceeds will benefit the new NEA Baptist Center for Good Grief, which opened in October 2017 as the sixth program of the Foundation.
Duck Classic is an annual fundraiser that takes place over two days, day one being a large, family friendly banquet and day two being a competitive duck hunt. The banquet will be held on Dec. 7, and the doors will open at 5 pm. The dinner by John 3:16 and sponsored by Gillis Inc., will begin at 5:30. In addition to the dinner, there will be both silent and live auctions, raffles, prizes and Duck Classic merchandise. Banquet tickets are $50 each can be purchased at DNW Outdoors and online at www.duckclassic.com.
The Grand Classic Raffle is the biggest and most anticipated raffle of the evening. Only 600 tickets are sold for this raffle, which usually sells out before the banquet on Thursday evening. Each ticket provides the chance to win one of 14 prizes, including the Duck Truck, a 2008 Chevrolet LTZ Silverado valued at $19,800, donated by Glen Sain and outfitted with more than $14,000 worth of additional accessories by DNW Automotive, a 2018 Polaris Ranger XP900 donated by Barton’s Powersports, a Stoeger M3500, a Benelli Nova, and ten chances for $200! Limit one prize above per ticket purchased. Winners will be drawn during the banquet and do not need to be present to win. Tickets may be purchased for $100 at DNW Outdoors or online at www.duckclassic.com.
In addition to the Grand Classic Raffle, other prizes, raffles and auction items will include a variety of packages of all ages and interests, including artwork, trips, hunting excursions, a lawn mower, hunting blinds, event locations and accommodations, gift certificates, purses, jewelry, and much more.
Corporate tables, which include priority seating and accommodations, are available to those interested by calling Kim Provost at 501-283-1170.
Thank you to the many sponsors who support this event including: NEA Baptist, DNW Outdoors, Barton Powersports, Drake, Yeti Coolers, KAIT, Jonesboro Radio Group, City of Jonesboro A&P, Glen Sain Motors, East Arkansas Broadcasters, KJNB, Allen Engineering Corp, Avery, Banded, Gillis Inc., NYIT School of Osteopathic Medicine, Bear State Bank, Gilliam Services, Ramsons Construction, Task Electric, MOR Media, Sissy’s Log Cabin, Arkansas Blue Cross Blue Shield, Andy’s Frozen Custard, Higginbotham Family Dental, Greenway Equipment, The Sun, Road Sprinkler Fitters Local Union 669, Arkansas Health and Wellness, Bartons, Earl Swensson Association, Haag Brown, iBeriabank, O’Connor Distributing, Stonebridge Construction, The Medicus Firm, Morrison’s, William Laurence Photography, Heybo, American Esoteric Laboratories, Centennial Bank, Continental Computer Corp., Express Employment Professionals, First Community Bank, First National Bank, First Security bank, Fuzion Trailers, Gairhan Dental Care, Gulf Coast Multistate Pipe Trades District Council, Harris Shelton Hanover Walsh PLLC, Integrity First Bank, Midsouth Sales, Plumbers & Pipefitters, Refuge, South Central Pipe Trades, Stracener Brothers Construction, Transamerica and Webb Footed Kennels.
The NEA Baptist Charitable Foundation is a 501 c (3) non-profit organization that is committed to enhancing the lives of those it serves in Northeast Arkansas through the five programs it supports. The Foundation, through generous gifts from our community, touches every member and every corner of our region. The Foundation currently supports five programs: the Center for Good Grief, Center for Healthy Children, Medicine Assistance program, HopeCircle, Wellness Works and ShareHope. For more information about the NEA Baptist Charitable Foundation, visit NEABaptistFoundation.org.
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