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Pheasants Forever adds more than 50 to its rolls

October 10, 2009

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - The Cumberland Valley chapter of Pheasants Forever added more than 50 new members at its membership banquet and fundraiser on Sept. 13 at Black's Woods in Mercersburg, Pa.

The event included a raffle and silent auction, along with dinner catered by Flannery's Tavern on the Square in Mercersburg.

Many guests also bought a chance for the "Champagne on Ice" diamond. The organization sold 40 tickets for a chance to win a .25-carat loose diamond worth more than $500 and enjoyed a glass of champagne while they waited to hear the winning number. Brian Rider was the lucky winner of the diamond, which was donated by Snider's Jewelers of Mercersburg.

More than 40 guests received a door prize. Door prizes were donated by Fast Ink of Mercersburg, Gander Mountain, Cumberland Valley Pheasants Forever and In N Out Beverage of Chambersburg. Door prize winners were able to choose from a selection of items from the donors.

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"Thank you to all of the new members for becoming part of a great organization," said Mike Baehr, chapter president. "Also, we would like to extend our gratitude to all of our events sponsors and donors. Without all of you, we would not be able to work on beneficial habitat projects. Unlike many national organizations, we control 100 percent of the funds we raise, so all of it goes toward improving habitat in our region."

Gold sponsors include Brian and Trina Brake; Ag Assist LLC, Craig Kindlin; Fast Ink; John and Beth Stoner; Mark and Heidi Stoner; the Allen Corp.; the vonSternberg Family Foundation; Mark and Lisa vonSternberg; Creek Side Farm; John Chambers, First National Bank of Mercersburg; Hillside Pheasant Preserve; Rockwell Construction; Snider's Jewelers; and GrayStone Marketing LLC.

Silver sponsors are Sen. Rich Alloway; T. G. Burkey & Associates; John Sempowski; J.E. Shindle Engineering; Laura Lewis Shindle; Upton Storage; Matt Shirk; Ray and Millie Treml; Gander Mountain; Harriman's True Value; Robert T. Henry Pharmacy; and Teresa Uccellini.

Bronze sponsors include Baehr; Lee Brindle; Brent Gift; Dave and Sara Flannery; Fred and Sue Kreiger; Brian Rider; Lionel Lemery; Milton Goshorn; William Potteiger; Matt and Stephanie Scheetz; Dr. Trumer Wagner; Blue Spring Motor Works; In N Out Beverage; Terry Farner; Mercersburg Veterinary Clinic; Sniders' Elevator; Strickler Agency Inc.; The Cottage Restaurant; The Orchards Restaurant; Becky Funk Hair Salon; and Ty-Tan Dairy.

For more information, send e-mail to cvpheasants@hotmail.com.

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