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Sportsman's Dinner to Feature Birds of Prey Exhibit

September 12, 2014
By GRETCHEN RICHARDS - Ogden Newspapers , Ohio Valley Outdoors

PARKERSBURG - Barbecue dinner, birds of prey and sportsman displays will be the key focus of the Sportsman's Dinner and Expo held at Bethel Baptist Church in Parkersburg on September 20.

All outdoor enthusiasts are invited to attend the dinner and expo, which will be held from 3-7 p.m. at Bethel Baptist Church, 15 Bethel Road, Parkersburg, said Assistant Pastor Kevin Brosius.

Tickets are $20.

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The program, called Raptors Up Close, will be provided by Howard Caldwell and Jason Caldwell, a father-son team.

The event begins at 3 p.m. with displays from outdoor businesses and will feature camping, hunting, fishing, power sports and other outdoor activities, Brosius said. The event will include a visit by the West Virginia Department of Natural Resources.

At 4:30 p.m. a dine-in style barbecue dinner will be served and available until 6 p.m., Brosius said.

A special program will begin at 6 p.m. featuring live raptors and birds of prey. The program, called Raptors Up Close, will be provided by Howard Caldwell and Jason Caldwell, a father-son team with licenses from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the WVDNR to handle and possess such birds, Brosius said.

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All outdoor enthusiasts are invited to attend the dinner and expo, which will be held from 3-7 p.m. at Bethel Baptist Church, 15 Bethel Road, Parkersburg.

The Raptors Up Close program aims to educate all age groups and teach conservation through its live bird demonstration, Brosius said.

Door prizes will be given out at the event, with a $500 gift certificate to Dodd's Sporting Goods in Ellenboro, W.Va., and an additional $500 worth of various prizes. Every ticket holder at the event will receive a free box of .22-caliber bullets, Brosius said.

Tickets may be purchased from Bethel Baptist Church at 304-863-5636, from Wolfe Camper Sales at 974 Lake Washington Road, Washington, W.Va., or Lemon and Barrett's Powersports at 1117 Broadway Ave. in Parkersburg or at 622 Butcher Bend Road in Mineral Wells.

There will be no refunds or exchanges on tickets and child care will not be provided at the event, Brosius said.

 
 

 

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