Banquets and Fundraisers ** See COVID-19 UPDATE BELOW
KEYSTONE ELK COUNTRY ALLIANCE SUPPORTERS,
March 15, 2020 the CDC recommended all gathering of 50 people or more be cancelled or rescheduled. With this decision by the CDC, the Keystone Elk Country Alliance will be rescheduling our remaining banquets scheduled during the next 7 weeks.
Chapter Volunteers are in the process of notifying registered guests now of the rescheduling. Our goal is to keep everyone registered for the event informed about these changes. Below are rescheduled banquet dates.
The Elk Country Chapter banquet scheduled for March 21st has been rescheduled for May 16th at the Elk Country Visitor Center’s Outdoor Classroom. Note change in venue.
The Ah’Tic banquet in Reynoldsville scheduled for March 28, has been rescheduled for June 6, at the same venue
The Lenape Wapiti banquet in Macungie scheduled for March 28th, has been rescheduled for May 16th, at the same venue.
The Wapiti West banquet in West Middlesex scheduled for April 4th has been rescheduled for May 30th at the same venue.
The Chilli Creek banquet in Danville April 4th has been rescheduled for Friday May 29 at the same venue.
The Clinton County banquet scheduled for April 18th will be rescheduled. To be announced.
The Endless Mountains banquet in Tunkhannock will remain unchanged on May 9th at the Shadowbook Resort in Tunkhannock.
If local and state advisories are such that KECA must cancel fund raising events, that will be a major hit to our finances and ultimately our ability to complete mission driven programs and projects. Our Chapter Volunteers and Staff are working to reduce the burden if that happens.
Please continue to visit our website for updates www.ExperienceElkCountry.com. We will work through this situation and continue to meet our mission. Be safe and remain healthy.
Thank you for your patience and understanding while we work through the COVID-19 national emergency.
Yours in Conservation, Rawley
Each year across the state, numerous events are held to raise money for the Keystone Elk Country Alliance. The most popular of these events are Conservation Banquets, and they are hosted by our 16 different Chapters. These fundraising banquets are the backbone of KECA, as are the volunteers, who dedicate their personal time and efforts to lend in the success of these banquets. Our volunteers are second to none, and exhibit a drive and passion to help KECA achieve our mission, to conserve and enhance Pennsylvania’s Elk Country for future generations. While our main goal of banquets is to raise money for Elk Country, we have a lot of fun doing it!
Our Conservation Banquets have many similarities; however, each one has its own personal style! That is part of what makes our banquet program so unique compared to most other fundraising banquets. At each banquet, there will be various raffles and games of chance. You can try your luck with Plinko, test your skills with the Turkey Toss, or maybe even have the best poker hand in KECA Shoot Out. Each banquet also features a Silent Auction and the ever popular, high energy, Live Auction with some exclusive items like an Elk Mountain Homestead Stay, a private Horse Drawn Wagon Ride, an Elk Calf Roundup Experience and many other special items. With each Banquet featuring so many different items, experiences, and prizes… it is easy to attend multiple KECA banquets. In fact, we encourage it!
Each year we feature a custom, limited edition firearm for the banquet program along with several other limited items. This year we will be celebrating our 10th anniversary and with that, we will be featuring several new, limited-edition 10th anniversary items including our 2020 Banquet Rifle, a Henry Big Boy Silver Edition .44 magnum rifle engraved our 10th anniversary logo and on the reverse, the Gurney Volunteer House.
If you are interested in attending a KECA Conservation Banquet, volunteering with a Chapter, or creating a new Chapter of KECA, please contact Doty McDowell or Kristi Reinaker for more information. We are actively seeking to start new chapters in the following areas: Montrose, Lancaster, Philadelphia, Gettysburg, and Bedford/ Somerset.
Support the Companies that Support Elk Country
When you support any of our corporate partners, you are also investing in Elk Country. Without these partnerships, our programs would be missing the backbone that are these local businesses. We all share the same values and know that together we can conserve and enhance Elk Country for future generations.