Four individuals with decades of dedicated commitment to promoting outdoor recreation and stewardship have been selected for induction into the Illinois Outdoor Hall of Fame, a program of the Illinois Conservation Foundation.
Alfred Hayden, John "Jack" Jadel, Denny Sands, and Mary Jo Trimble have been selected from among dozens of nominees for the Illinois Outdoor Hall of Fame submitted by citizens from throughout Illinois. They will be inducted during ceremonies at the annual Illinois Outdoor Hall of Fame Banquet, to be held on Saturday, March 13, 2010 at the Pheasant Run Resort in St. Charles, Illinois.
The evening agenda is as follows:
5:30 to 9:30 PM Complimentary Open Bar
5:30 to 7:30 PM Silent Auction and Raffles
7:30 to 8:30 PM Dinner
8 PM Induction Ceremony
8:30 PM Live Auction
Auction items include a Tracker Boat with Mercury Outboard motor, a Club Car XRT 950 utility vehicle, a set of four Remington 1100 Sporting Series Shotguns, His and Hers Trek Hybrid bicycles, golf, fishing, and hunting trips, several with lodging and meals.
In conjunction with the Rend Lake Resort, I have donated a guided fishing trip in southern Illinois with Jason Johns of Todd Gessner Outdoors that includes food, lodging, the guided fishing trip. The auction winners will also be guests on the Illinois Outdoors TV Show where the fishing action will be taped with them catching fish in southern Illinois.
I will be at the banquet with my cohost partners of the Fishng Line and Outdoor Radio Show. I hope to see you there.
Hall of Fame Banquet Information
Proceeds from the annual Illinois Outdoor Hall of Fame Banquet assist in funding the ICF Youth Achievement Scholarship program. Proceeds from the banquet also support other ICF initiatives benefitting outdoor recreation and natural resources protection.
Tickets are $100 per person. For more information on the Illinois Outdoor Hall of Fame Banquet, contact the Illinois Conservation Foundation, One Natural Resources Way, Springfield, IL 62702-1271, phone 217/785-2003, or check the ICF web site at www.ilcf.org.
The ICF is an IRS 501 (c)(3) not-for-profit corporation established in 1995 to support the programs of the Illinois Department of Natural Resources. Contributions are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law.