Southeastern Montgomery County Trout Unlimited Chapter # 468 First Anuual Banquet held on Saturday, October 25, 2003.

It was a success.

We learned a few things and we did raise some money for our stream restoration work.

Mike Wilson welcoming guests to the banquet

Don Douple was our guest speaker. Don presented a wonderful video and commentary on "Great Trout Streams in Pennsylvania"

Mike Wilson and Mark Munn announcing the raffle prize winners

A happy Walt Kononenko with the 2nd raffle prize - an Old Town 12-foot Pack canoe

We had approximately 60 members and guests at the banquet. There was plenty to eat and drink. A good time was had by all.

The raffle prize winners were:

First prize (an Orvis T3, 4wt, 4piece rod and matching Orvis reel) was won by Craig Houck.

Second prize (a 12' Old Town Pack Canoe was won by Walt Kononenko.

Third prize (an Orvis Battenkill Bar Stock Fly Reel) was won by Mark VanZelst.

We also had many 'bucket raffle' prizes, a door prize (won by Chris Hellwarth) and silent auctions.

Special thanks to all who made this banquet possible. Also a special thanks to our Sponsors.

The Sponsors were listed in the Official Banquet Book, which was presented to all of the attendees and presented or mailed to our sponsors.

We would like to thank the following Sponsors, who donated items for our Banquet.
Please support them!

Anglers Sport Group
Bauer Premium Fly Reels
Cabela Chotoa Outdoor Gear
Creekside Custom Woodworks
Courtland Line Company
Dave's Sports Center - in Doylestown, PA
Fly Rod & Reel Magazine
G. Loomis, Inc.
Golden Witch
Kremp Florist in Willow Grove, PA
M A Bruder & Sons in Philadelphia (Cottman Ave.)
Mainstream Outfitters in Doylestown, PA
N & B Marine Supply in Bordentown, NJ
Powell Fly Rods
Rio Products
Ross Reels
Sage Rod Company
Scott Fly Rods
Simms Products
Thomas & Thomas Rodmakers
Winston Rod Company

Also we would like to thank the following local businesses that placed advertisements in our Program Booklet:

George W. Benson Painting in Cheltenham
Kremp Florist in Willow Grove
The Hair Connection in Rockledge
Minuteman Press in Fort Washington
Five Point Motor & Body Repairs in Philadelphia
Oreland Mechanical, Inc. Heating & Cooling in Oreland
Craig W. Craig Remodeling and New Construction in Foxchase Manor
Land Mobile Corp. in Jenkintown
Dave's Sports Center in Doylestown
Mainstream Outfitters Inc in Doylestown
Vincent B. Morris Home Renovations & Custom Carpentry
Pete Rio Carpentry Contractor in Hatboro

We owe special thanks to
Coastal Fiberglass Fish Mounts
for providing two beautiful mounts of trout for our silent auction.

photos by Walt Kononenko
click on photo to enlarge

November 3, 2003

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