Kaskaskia River Delta Waterfowl Chapter annual banquet sees record-setting year

HELD SUCCESSFUL EVENT–The Kaskaskia River Delta Waterfowl Chapter 2023 banquet committee is pictured at their recent event held in Hecker. Photo by Gretchen Steele.

The 2023 Kaskaskia River Delta Waterfowl banquet recently held at the Hecker Community Center was a record-setting year in more ways than one.

Since its inception in 2006, the Kaskaskia River chapter has consistently grown in attendance and fundraising efforts. This slow and steady growth necessitated venue changes over the years from its original banquet site at the Bull Pen in New Athens to Karban’s Knotty Pines to the new and even larger venue at the Hecker Community Center.

For more from the banquet, please see this week’s print edition.