Platte County Pheasants Forever chapter to hold first ever fundraising banquet

COLUMBUS, Neb. – The Platte County chapter of Pheasants Forever will host its first ever annual banquet next month. The event will be held September 24th at the Columbus American Legion. Doors open at 5:30 with dinner and a fundraising auction to follow. All proceeds from the event go to the Platte County chapter's wildlife habitat and youth conservation efforts.

Pheasants Forever is dedicated to the conservation of pheasants, quail and other wildlife through habitat improvements, public awareness, education and land management policies and programs. According to Pheasants Forever leadership, PF is the only national conservation organization that empowers local chapters with the responsibility to determine how 100 percent of their locally-raised conservation funds are spent. This local control allows chapters to see the fruits of their chapter efforts in their own communities, leaders say.

Since forming last year, the Platte County chapter has been involved with PF's No Child Left Indoors® initiative, part of a national movement aimed at getting youth unplugged from electronics and turned on to the outdoors, nature and wildlife. The No Child Left Indoors® initiative is carried out through youth habitat projects, youth and family community events and youth outdoor education programs hosted by chapters and volunteers across the country. 

"The beauty of Pheasants Forever is the local approach to conservation," said Casey Schwarting, "We're able to hold a great event with a wide array of prizes, from guns to wildlife art, all of which will help in our efforts to create and restore habitat and get youth involved in outdoor activities."

For tickets to the banquet, contact Schwarting at (402) 270-0511 or via email at