110 W. New York Ave.
DeLand, FL 32720
posted Apr 25, 2013 - 2:26:41pm
What do 14 deer, 36 pounds of rattlesnake, and 150 pounds of gator tail have in common?
From 5 - 9 p.m. Thursday, May 2, 2013, they’ll be served up at the 22nd Annual Albert D. Downs Wild Game Feast in the Tommy Lawrence Arena at the Volusia County Fairgrounds, 3150 E. New York Ave., DeLand.
The Wild Game Feast has become one of the largest annual fundraisers in West Volusia County, Fla., typically hosting more than 1,000 people for an evening of wild-game delicacies and camaraderie. The Feast has raised and distributed more than $1.2 million to non-profit organizations and community groups over the years, including The House Next Door, Volusia Honor Air, and dozens more local organizations and programs.
Wild Game Feast tickets (ages 18+) are available through DeLand Breakfast Rotary members or online at www.wildgamefeast.org, and are $50 each. Tickets also are available at Prime Car (2210 N. Woodland Blvd.) and Quality Quickprint (1441 N. Amelia Ave.), DeLand. Parking on May 2 will be free at the fairgrounds.
This year’s Wild Game Feast menu includes smoked pork, fried and smoked venison, venison curry, blackened gator tail, fried gator tail, fried frog legs, crawfish, catfish, turkey, venison chili, pulled pig, fried rattlesnake and a brand-new addition, Wild Boar Tuskin Stew. Trimmings and desserts will include hush puppies, Cole slaw, baked beans, “swamp cabbage,” corn on the cob, collard greens and sour-orange pie.
Also at the May 2 Feast, the 2013 West Volusian of the Year will be honored. Last year’s West Volusian of the Year honoree was Linda Ryan, a DeLand mother and three-time cancer survivor who founded the ME STRONG cancer-support nonprofit organization in 2011.
The Title Sponsor ($10,000 giving level) for the 2013 Wild Game Feast is Daytona Beverages, a Budweiser product distributor; and this year’s Big Game Venue Sponsor ($5,000) is Progress Energy.
Big Game Food Line Sponsors ($2,500) include Cobb & Cole, Florida Hospital – DeLand, Florida Public Utilities, Kaiser Buick GMC, Kentucky Fried Chicken, Luke Scott & Family, Mainstreet Community Bank, Morgan Stanley-Derek Mears, Surety Bank, Total Comfort, Waste Pro.
Big Game Event Sponsors ($1,500) include A. G. Pifer Construction, Bechtol Engineering, Brighthouse Networks, Coggin Honda & Coggin Ford, CPH Engineering, Edward Jones - Michael Hill, Florida Blue, Florida Lutheran Nursing Home, Four Townes Embroidery, Gordin and Gordin Realtors, Heart of Florida Insurance Group, Lankford Funeral Home, Pinnacle Bank, Robinson Outdoors, Ryan Insurance & Financial Services Inc., Sihle Insurance, SPARC, TD Bank, Total Vision Eye Centers, Trophy Factory Plus and Williams Floor Center.
Many more sponsors at additional giving levels of $500 and $300 round out an impressive support program that allows the DeLand Breakfast Rotary to give back to the community through this annual event.
For more information about the Wild Game Feast, call Deric Kaiser, 2013 Wild Game Feast Chair, at (386) 734-6882 or email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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