Quail Coalition banquet
By EMILY BERG
Dalhart’s Biggest Conservation Night of the Year, the Rita Blanca Quail Coalition Annual Banquet & Fundraiser was held on November 30 from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. There were approximately 160 guests in attendance, not counting the many volunteers and committee members also there. The dinner was quail and steak with sides and dessert. There was a live auction, raffles, women’s tables and a habitat area displaying the work done in the Grasslands. Approximately $35,000 was raised, and all monies go to support the Rita Blanca National Grasslands. The Grasslands are 77,000 acres of public land that are available for all kinds of outdoor activities; hiking, hunting, trail riding, picnicking and many other family activities. This acreage was conserved by our forefathers during and after the Dust Bowl period to ensure that our land does not blow again from breaking it. Since that time, many entities have worked tirelessly to care for this property. Thousands of trees, grass plots, thickets, guzzlers, drip lines and much more have been done for the habitat in the GrassLands.
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