WAYNE – For the 27th year Logan Creek Chapter of Pheasants Forever hosted their annual Banquet.
Patrons made their way into the City Auditorium in Wayne, located at 220 Pearl Street Friday evening.
Early on there was time for social gathering, playing games and bid on silent auction items. Following dinner, the auction took full swing where money raised went towards the Logan Creek Chapter.
Pheasants Forever is not a hunting organization, but a habitat organization according to Chapter President Jim Modrell.
“A lot of us have seen the decline of pheasants which is a passion for us to go out and hunt,” Modrell added. “So our whole goal is to put habitat into the ground so that the pheasants and the other animals have a place to live.”
Logan Creek Chapter has hosted several Youth Mentor Hunts, working with youth education, supporting the hunter safety program and last year the group partnered with the Ike’s for Family Outdoor Day.
“We we’re seeing such a decline in people going out and enjoying the outdoors,” Modrell mentioned. “We’ve seen a decline in hunting even some fishing and you know people are more interested in sitting on their computers and playing with their smart phones than they are playing and going outside and enjoying the great creation out there.”
The Second annual Family Outdoor Day will be the next event for the Logan Creek Chapter in August at the Ikes. Nearly 160 people registered for last year’s event as the Youth Mentor Hunt will also be held in October.