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The Sweetwater committee of Ducks Unlimited will host its annual banquet at the Sweetwater Elks Lodge on Friday, Dec. 2, 2011, at 6 p.m.
"We are looking forward to a great crowd at this year's banquet," said committee chairman Jackie Rose. "Everyone is welcome at the banquet, which will feature auctions and raffles of wildlife and sporting art as well as goods and services donated by area businesses. Proceeds from the event will go to support DU's wetlands and waterfowl habitat conservation efforts in Texas, the U.S., Canada and Mexico."
Ducks Unlimited was formed to provide for the life cycle needs of North America's migratory waterfowl by protecting, restoring, enhancing and managing important wetlands and associated uplands. DU is the world's largest private sector waterfowl, wetlands and wildlife conservation organization, with one million supporters and members in the U.S. Since its inception in 1938, DU has raised nearly $2 billions and conserved nearly 11 million acres of habitat throughout North America.