NWTF Blaster Chapter’s 32nd Super fund banquet produce strong crowd

Published 7:17 am Wednesday, March 23, 2022

The Selma’s Blaster Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation held its 32nd Super Fund and Hunting Heritage Banquet last weekend in Valley Grande.

A capacity crowd filled the Y Not Entertainment facility, who hosted the event.

Charles Duckett of the Selma Blaster Chapter said he was pleased with the turnout.

“My hopes were up more this year than last year,” Duckett said. “A lot of people had a fear of COVID last year.  A lot of people were ready to get out of their homes this year.”

Selma’s Blaster Chapter has earned the “Golden Gobbler Award” every year since its charter and is one of only three chapters in the nation to achieve Golden Gobbler status for 30 consecutive years.

Duckett credited the Blaster Chapter’s success to the countless local sponsors: Air PRO, Advancing Heating and Air, Alabama AG Credit, Bama Bud, Blackbelt Outdoor Advertising, Brech Marine, Buddy Hageman, Bruce Dunbar, Bruce Hughes, Bush Hog, Central Alabama Farmers Co-Op, Charles Duckett, Children’s Dentistry, Clearwater Solutions, Dallas Air Conditioning and Heating, Dana Hollis, Dave’s Market,  First Cahawba, Fuller Building Supply Company, George’ Paint and Body, Grindle Tire Company, Hancock’s, Henry Brick,  Jamie Thomas, Jere Peak, K&D Auto and Farm Supply-Carquest, Klimate Kontrol, Nichols Deer Processing, Northside Animal Hospital, Nutrien, PalletOne, Peak Insurance,  Pepsi, Ralph Hobbs, Rayco, RMJ Hauling, Ronnie Yarbrough, Rountree Outdoors, Screenco, SELCOM,  Shorty Phillips, Southern Sportsman, Trustmark, Tucker Family Dentistry, TW Orthodonics, Vasser’s,Tuscaloosa Hyundai and Bama Buggies; Selma Family Care,  UFPI-Prattville, Genesis of Tuscaloosa and Landmark Collision Center. “Our sponsors stayed with us and the businesses here were supportive,” Duckett said. “We have 52 sponsors. We are blessed.”

Rousso’s Seafood catered the event, serving a delectable spread of fish, chicken tenders, cole slaw, shrimp, corn nuggets.