The West Wateree-Lugoff Rotary Club’s third annual Wild Game Dinner and Silent Auction is scheduled for 6 p.m., Saturday, April 23, at Old McCaskill’s Farm on Cantey Lane, just south of I-20. Proceeds go to the West Wateree Rotary Scholarship Fund benefiting Lugoff-Elgin High School seniors.
Club president Eric Rundlett describes the event as "down-home and delicious," with wide support from the community. "I’m particularly excited by how we will be showcasing local talent," Rundlett said. "Hunters in our club provide the game, Jeff Clark and Paul Hayes will provide bluegrass music, and a wonderful local farm will be providing a great setting and great food."
The menu will feature venison, duck, wild hog and numerous side items. There will also be a wide variety of door prizes and silent auction items including a YETI cooler, golf packages and a highly collectible 1970 Browning 16-guage shotgun made in Belgium.
In addition, two tickets will be up for auction to more than 20 upcoming Carolinas concerts (winner’s choice). The following are just a few of the performers to choose from: Chris Stapleton, Styx/Don Felder (from the Eagles), Jackson Browne, Cyndi Lauper, Ellie Goulding, Merle Haggard, Barenaked Ladies, Brian Wilson and Train w/ Andy Grammar.
Since 1990, the West Wateree Rotary Club has been committed to providing scholarships to Lugoff-Elgin High School seniors. Through fundraising efforts, more than $73,000 in scholarships have been awarded to approximately 110 students to help them further their education.
Sponsors for the dinner include: Lugoff Automotive Group, Great Southern Homes, Mid Carolina Credit Union, Modern Turf, the Albert Springs family, Connell Law Firm, Dr. Tom Anderson, Edward Jones/Jonathan Pace, First Citizens Bank, Fitness Zone, the George Gore family, Heritage Community Bank, Julian Burns, the Justin Conder family, Peggy McLean, Veterinary Medicine & Surgery and Wateree Animal Hospital.
Tickets are $25 per single and $40 per couple and are available for purchase at Mid Carolina Credit Union in Lugoff, Heritage Community Bank, Fitness Zone, Veterinary Medicine & Surgery and Wateree Animal Hospital in Elgin.