The 2014 E-Club Wild Game Feed held March 19 to raise funds for the Ellsworth Community College athletic department was a huge success. According to ECC Athletic Director Nate Forsyth, the record attendance of 315 was a fitting way to celebrate the E-Club's 50th annual Wild Game Feed.
"This is the E-Club's biggest fundraiser of the year for our athletic department, and the turnout and support we received was amazing," said Forsyth. "With a live auction, silent auction, grand prize raffle, general raffle and door prizes, the response was everything we could have hoped for. We want to thank everyone who donated, cooked, attended, bought tickets, or otherwise supported Panther Athletics through this great event!"
The E-Club Board of Directors includes Gary Rabe (President), Jason Jedele (Vice President), Dale McDonough (Treasurer), Shawn Adams, Duane Lloyd, Randy Sietsema, Scott Sietsema, Todd Sietsema, Tony Howard, Brad Tystahl, Lincoln Sharar, DJ Jass and Prentice Lofstedt.
The 2014 menu included duck, goose, pheasant, elk, buffalo, deer, squirrel, rabbit, frog legs, quail, antelope, ham, pork loin, brisket, Boston butt, fish, turkey fries, and blue cheese bread. Wild game donations and preparers were Gary Rabe, Brett Downs, Jim Hoover, Chip Wilcox, Iowa Select Farms, Robert Harms, Mike Woods, Todd Muilenburg, Trey Muilenburg, Doug Haverkamp, Steve Howard, John Dolan, Roger Nissly, Chris Duree, Scott Sietsema, Todd Sietsema, Jason Jedele, Randy Sietsema, DJ Jass, Brad Tystahl, Shawn Adams, Duane Lloyd, Tony Howard, Lincoln Sharar, Prentice Lofstedt, Terry England, and Colton England.
Special thanks for prizes and support go to Iowa Falls Marine, Duane Lloyd, Ellsworth Community College, Dale Howard Family Activity Center, Green Belt Bank & Trust, Plastic Recycling, King Construction, England Contractors, Hecht & Jiminez, Krogh Oppold Feed Supply, Titan Machinery, Chris Weaver, McDonalds, Pla-Mor Bowl, Highland Golf Club, Times Citizen, DJ & Kerrin Jass, AmericInn, Princess Grill, Ackley State Bank, Dale Howard, Riddell, Pizza Ranch, Copper Cupboard, Shamrock Wine & Spirits, Matt Miller Masonry, Target, Brad Tystahl, Buena Vista University, Porter's on Main, and Damon Adams.
Live auction items included a stay at a Florida condo (Sanibel Island), a bench, wine/whiskeytasting for 8, 8 tons of gravel, and a golf package. Grand prize raffle items were a fire pit, two 32-inch televisions, a trolling motor, iPad Mini, a patio heater, garage door opener, Gentlemen's Jack, AmericInn stay, gas grill, tailgate package, two blu-ray players, HP laptop computer, fryer, two gift card sets, a golf package, and a smoker. Silent auction items were Shaq pottery, a shredder, John Rabe print, Rollie Fingers with Twins tickets, DHFAC membership, Hawkeye helmet, Corry O'Meally jersey/helmet, Irving Steele jersey/helmet, collectible Case IH tractor, 5 O'Clock Somewhere basket, Shamrock Spirits wine basket, and UnderArmour Pro V1 pack.