|I am delighted to officially kick off the 2013 www.DanBlanton.com bulletin board Striperfest & BBQ. Please mark your calendars for Saturday, November 2nd. |
This event was founded in 1997 to acknowledge Dan Blanton for all his contributions to fly fishing as well as a “thank you” for establishing this terrific bulletin board. This event is also to recognize all of you for contributing to Dan’s board with such fun and educational fly-fishing information.
Several years ago this event expanded its scope and added a fundraising (raffle) component to raise awareness and “fight the fight” regarding the excessive diversions of water imperiling the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta and the fish that depend on this estuary. This amazing raffle, which seems to get bigger every year, is made possible because of all the generous people who donate the high-quality fly-fishing goods and services. The rods, reels, gear and the highly coveted packages of flies produced by some of the fly fishing community’s most creative and skilled tiers makes this event extra special.
This year, things will be run a little different.
We are not selling outside or inside tickets for the raffle this year. The basics are: only those that attend the affair will be able to win a prize. We are ramping down a bit this year since we don't have a big cause to rally against or for; and we want to show our appreciation to all those who have attended the event every year or whenever they could. We will raffle off all the top prizes first to give more folks an opportunity to win one. The BBQ will cost attendees $50 a plate and with the food and drink they'll get one raffle ticket worth $20. So, if you want to enjoy a great BBQ and have a chance to win a fabulous prize, but sure to sign up and BE THERE!
As usual, David Riggs and the entire Sugar Barge team will be hosting the event in their terrific facility on Bethel Island. Once again, Dave’s BBQ Pit will be providing the mouth-watering feast. The cost will be $50.00 per person. Festivities will commence at 4 p.m. with Dave’s BBQ buffet. The raffle will begin approximately 2 hours after the BBQ.
If you plan on attending, please attach your full name to this thread .
Dan and the entire Striperfest team are looking forward to seeing everyone. All newcomers are welcome! If you have any questions, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
See you on the 2nd!