More than $23,000 was raised during the Pensacola State College Alumni Association’s Annual Quail Hunt and Pheasant Shoot held Friday and Saturday, Nov. 6 and 7, at Dennis Lake Wing Club in Bay Minette, Alabama.
“Thanks to great weather and the wonderful hosts at Dennis Lake Wing Club, participants spent two days enjoying the outdoors and each other’s company all while raising money,” said Hailey Lotz, the College’s Director of the Alumni Association and Booster Club Operations.
Faithful PSC supporter Gerry Goldstein helped PSC President Ed Meadows and the Alumni Association bring the pieces together that made the event a success.
Nine participants turned out for the quail hunt that was held Nov. 6. The event began with lunch before the hunters headed into the fields with the help of Dennis Lake guides and their trusted bird dogs. After a few hours in the field, the hunters made their way to an evening cabin where they visited over dinner and continued socializing outdoors near a campfire.
On Nov. 7, overnight guests joined a fresh group of hunters at the venue’s clubhouse for the pheasant shoot. Overall, nearly 30 hunters participated in the shoot. Eager to start the day, men and women shooters gathered outside where they were officially welcomed and then given a safety briefing.
“With no rain in the forecast and the sun shining bright, it was another cloudless day for both the guests and the hardworking retrievers,” Lotz said. “Many of the participants were familiar faces who have supported our fundraising events in years past. We did have some newcomers, but everyone had a wonderful time, and together they helped the Alumni Association raise more than $23,000.”
The participants included husband-wife teams, several individuals, and groups from Synovus and Gulf Power Co.
Lotz said each participant impacted the overall fundraising total, and their donations were appreciated. The Alumni Association extended special thanks to Goldstein, J.P. Whibbs, Vaughn Nichols and Mike Thomas for contributing to the annual fundraiser.
“We’re also like to say thank you to Dr. Meadows for his support of this event, and Hamilton Smith and his staff at Dennis Lake for graciously hosting PSC so that we can bring awareness and support to our students and the programs we offer at the college,” Lotz added. “Without their help the event would not have been such a success.”
For more information about the fundraiser and other PSC Alumni Association events, contact Lotz at (850) 484-1714 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.