5th Annual WSLS 10 / Hunters for the Hungry Sportsmen's Banquet

Another Huge Success !

            The 5th Annual WSLS 10 / Hunters for the Hungry Sportsmen's Banquet was held on Saturday September 10, 2011 at The Roanoke Moose Lodge #284 in Salem, Virginia. This year’s event was once again filled with a time of fun, fellowship, and another great meal. It also allowed the Hunters for the Hungry program to spread more awareness about the program’s feeding efforts all while raising much needed funding. The event was attended by nearly 300 attendees representing the Roanoke Area community and many area businesses, organizations, and families.

The evening consisted of a social hour that allowed attendees to enjoy some fellowship while taking part in a variety of raffles. Additionally, attendees were able to view and place bids in the silent auction while viewing the nice variety of items that made up the live auction held later in the evening. During this time over 30 children that were in attendance enjoyed time together playing a variety of games, coloring and crafts, and a time of demonstrations and interaction with representatives from Black Belt Leadership Academy.

In addition to a time of fellowship and viewing the event merchandise and other highlights, the attendees enjoyed a fantastic meal catered by Country Kitchen Catering of Blacksburg

After a delicious meal, the evening was closed with the conduction of its live and silent auctions. The overall event was a huge success raising $20,955.57 dollars. This amount of monies will allow the Hunters for the Hungry program to process and distribute approximately 104,778 four ounce servings of high protein, low fat venison to needy men, women, and children in the Roanoke Valley and surrounding areas as well as all across the Commonwealth

The Hunters for the Hungry program wishes to express its deepest and most sincere gratitude to each business, organization, and individual that contributed to this very special event. A very heartfelt thank you is extended to everyone who took time out of his or her busy schedules to attend the event. And to the board and staff of the Roanoke Moose Lodge #284, who allowed the event to be held in their great facility and who provided tireless support before, during, and at the conclusion of the event.

And thanks to all of the following underwriters, donors and Friends and Special Friends supporters who made the event so special and such a success; WSLS TV 10, Roanoke, VA; Elk Hill Advisors, Scott & Karen Berglund, Roanoke, VA; Magic City Motor Corporation, Roanoke, VA; Mrs. Eugene Downs, Daleville, VA; Catawba Hunt Club, LLC; Dominion Dodge / Club Car, Salem & Bedford, VA; Gordon C. Willis, Jr. Penhook, VA; Latane and Anne Brugh, Daleville, VA; Steve Walker, Goode, VA; Nick and Whitney Maisano, Mechanicsburg, PA;  L.T. McGhee & Company, Roanoke, VA; Old Dominion Freight Line, Roanoke, VA; R. T. and Lisa Flora, Roanoke, VA; Dietmar Holsiepe, Roanoke, VA; Jack Paluh Arts, Waterford, PA; Buck Stop Camps – Mike Hubbard, Bedford, VA; Hunters Den – Ellen Horn, New Castle, VA; 84 Lumber Company, Eighty Four, PA; Hanging Rock Golf Club, Salem, VA; The Natural Bridge of Virginia, Natural Bridge, VA; Sam & Karen Toney, Spruce Creek, PA; Orvis Corporation, Roanoke, VA; Ralph and Lois Graybill, Roanoke, VA; John and Wanda Reed, Roanoke, VA;

Roanoke Valley Chapter of the Izaak Walton League of America, Roanoke, VA; Mr. Mark Cox, Floyd, VA; National Wild Turkey Federation, Edgefield, SC; Sailors Creek Outfitters, Mr. Chris McClellan, Rice, VA; Rocky Brands, Nelsonville, OH; Blue Ridge Mountain Crafts – John Reed, Salem, VA; Cherokee Run Hunting Lodge – Tom Naumann, Indian Trail, NC; Cooper Classics – Bill Cooper, Rocky Mount, VA; Meadow Creek Cabinet Shop – Mike Hinson, New Castle, VA; Mrs. Alice Ricucci, Catawba, VA; Roanoke Country Club, Roanoke, VA; Virginia Tech Athletics – Jeremy Wells, Blacksburg, VA; Martinsville Speedway – Stephanie & Lynn Carrol, Martinsville, VA; The Willard Companies – Ronald Willard, Moneta, VA; Brookside Par 3 Golf Course – Milt Crandall, Roanoke, VA; Hidden Valley Golf Club, Salem, VA; Mountain Lake Hotel, Pembroke, VA; The Homeplace Restaurant, Catawba, VA; CiCi’s Pizza, Roanoke, VA; Artist Durant Vick, Roanoke, VA; University of Virginia Football – Coach Mike Loudon, Charlottesville, VA; University of Virginia Basketball – Coach Tony Bennett, Charlottesville, VA; Reid’s Fine Furnishings, Roanoke, VA; Bravo Sports, Santa Fe Springs, CA; Virginia Tech Football – Coaches Frank Beamer & Bud Foster, Blacksburg, VA; Virginia Tech Basketball – Coach Seth Greensberg, Blacksburg, VA; 6th District Congressman Bob Goodlatte; University of Virginia Baseball – Coach Brian O’ Connor, Charlottesville, VA; F. Geoffrey LTD, Roanoke, VA; Roanoke Symphony Orchestra, Roanoke, VA; Botetourt Golf and Swim Club, Troutville, VA; Bill and Ruth Pyles, Roanoke, VA; YMCA of the Roanoke Valley, Roanoke, VA; Advance Auto, Roanoke, VA; Cavalier Automotive, Troutville, VA; Mt. Pleasant Tire & Auto, Roanoke, VA; Coleman Company, Witchata, KS; Bryansteens Gun & Archery – Dick Bryansteen & Paul Hylton, Roanoke, VA; Pillis Brothers Service Center – Steve Pillis, Salem, VA; Certified Truck and Auto Service, Inc., Salem, VA; Mech Tools / AmPro Tools, Roanoke, VA; Mr. Jack Wood, Catawba, VA; The Schawbel Corporation, Bedford, MA; Bill AuCoin – Aucoin and Associates Public Relations, St. Petersburg, FL; Joanna Bragdon – Wrangler Outdoor Wear, Greensboro, NC; Southwest Virginia Ballet, Salem, VA; Custom Knives by Palmer Price, Blacksburg, VA; High Peak Sportswear, Lynchburg, VA; Advance Auto Parts – Tony Crowder, Roanoke, VA; Mr. Al Fox, Lyndhurst, VA; Mr. Mike Ricucci, Catawba, VA; Gander Mountain, Roanoke, VA; Countryside Classics – Bob May, Salem, VA; Jerry’s Family Restaurant, Vinton, VA; Bill & Katherine Cochran, Catawba, VA; Fred & Phyllis Wells, Roanoke, VA; Ginger’s Jewelers, Roanoke, VA; Big Lots, Vinton, VA; The Homeplace Restaurant, Catawba, VA; CiCi’s Pizza, Roanoke, VA; Pepsi Bottling Company, Roanoke, VA; Mick or Mack -–Mr. Mike Carper, New Castle, VA; Greenway Market – Mrs. Dennis Price, Roanoke, VA; Elizabeth Arden, Roanoke, VA; Cornerstone Collectibles, Salem, VA; Del & Josie Eyer, Catawba, VA; CURVES Women’s Workout Center – Karen Mezza, Salem, VA; Rose Nichols & J. R. Davidson, Boones Mill, VA; Boones Country Store, Boones Mill, VA; Virginia Industrial Cleaners, Roanoke, VA; Merle Norman Cosmetics, Roanoke, VA; Mr. W. K. Webster, Boones Mill, VA;Lawrence Transfer & Storage, Roanoke, VA; Rob & Linda Guiles, Catawba, VA; Tractor Supply, Roanoke, VA; Twig & Berry Florist, Roanoke, VA; Joe’s Trees – Sue Bostic, Newport, VA; Christy’s Appareal and Accessories, Roanoke, VA; Pradco Outdoor Brands, Ft. Smith, AK; Shyne Agency, Newburgh, IN; The Jewelry Connection, Roanoke, VA; Grazing Hill Studio, Roanoke, VA; J. R. Davidson, III and Rose Nichols, Boones Mill, VA; Merle Norman, Roanoke, VA; Cobra Electronics, Chicago, IL, Lynn Badger, Melfa, VA; SS Knives, Cincinnati, OH; Green Top Sporting Goods, Glen Allen, VA; Sportsman Liquidation, Roanoke, VA; White-tail Outfitters, Christiansburg, VA; SIMONIZ, Bolton, CT; Margaret Reed, Roanoke, VA; University of Virginia Women’s Basketball – Coach Joanne Boyle, Charlottesville, VA; Case Plastics, Prudenville, MI,

Mathews Solo Cam, Sparta, WI; DAREX, LLC, Ashland, OR; Marion McConnell, Troutville, VA; Steve Garman, Catawba, VA; Judy Bergloff, Salem, VA; Famous Anthony’s Restaurant, Roanoke, VA; Scott Kitts Salon – Mark Shepheard, Roanoke, VA; Jim and Barbara Martin, Catawba, VA; John Starkey – The Woodshed Carving Shop, Catawba, VA; Dave and Courtney Hewitt, Catawba, VA; Dennis and Cindy Reynolds, Salem, VA; Phyllis Wells, Roanoke, VA; Hollywood’s Restaurant and Bakery, Roanoke, VA; Mr. Charles Dick, Roanoke, VA; Appliance Outlet, Roanoke, VA; Old Dominion Freight Lines – David Howell, Roanoke, VA; Windy Gap Mulch and Market, Hardy, VA; Ikenberry Orchards – Gwen Ikenberry, Daleville, VA; The Sassy Clipper – Peggy Hetherington, Roanoke, VA; Bad Wolfe Bar-B-Que, Roanoke, VA; Northwest True Value Hardware, Vinton, VA; Bush – Flora Shoes, Roanoke, VA; Golf Mart – Randy Agee, Roanoke, VA;  Blue Ridge Soaring Society – Lanier Frantz, New Castle, VA; Orange Market, - Mark Driscoll, Salem, VA; Cackleberry Ridge – Al Nichols, Troutville, VA; Kroger Supermarket, Roanoke, VA; Food Lion – Teddy Boston, Roanoke, VA; Lee Hartman & Sons – Steve Hartman, Roanoke, VA; John & Wanda Reed, Roanoke, VA; Virginia Industrial Cleaners, Roanoke, VA; Sengoku, LA, LTD, Torrence CA; Bell & Carson, Dodge City, KS; Outdoor Trails, Daleville – Lynchburg, VA; Blue Ridge Optical, Roanoke, VA; Cardinal Bicycle, Roanoke, VA; 4 Sports – Tim Ferguson, Salem, VA; The Styling Group – Margaret Reed, Roanoke, VA; Jewell’s Fine Jewelry – Katherine Wells, Roanoke, VA; Gene Larew Lures, Tulsa, OK; Orvis Corporation, Roanoke, VA; Northwest Hardware – Charles Overstreet, Roanoke, VA; Mr. Spike Knuth, Mechanicsville, VA; Virginia Department of Forestry, Salem, VA, Craig – Botetourt Electric Cooperative, New Castle, VA; Salem Red Sox Baseball, Salem, VA; Black Belt Leadership Academy, Salem, VA; Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries, Richmond, VA, AutoBahn Motor Cars, Roanoke, VA; and Wendy’s of Western Virginia, Roanoke, VA.


This year’s event was again made possible by a very special group of people who each year take a vision in their minds and a desire in their hearts and create a wonderful banquet experience. A very special thank you goes out to each member of the banquet committee who worked tirelessly for nearly 9 months putting together this year’s wonderful event. The Roanoke banquet committee members are as follows: Bill and Katherine Cochran, Fred and Phyllis Wells, Mike and Alice Ricucci, Josie and Del Eyer, Ralph and Lois Graybill, John and Wanda Reed, Jim Stanley, Jason Lewia, J.R. Davidson, III and Rose Nichols, Judy Bergloff, Jeff Fletcher, Claiborne Fletcher, Robert Harper, Frank Haley, Sarah Haley, Bill and Ruth Pyles, Greg Funkhouser, Chris Vaughan, Blake Vaughan, Margaret Reed, Judy Parker, and Dick Turpin.



Anyone desiring information regarding future banquet events or wishing to join this great banquet committee in planning our next event or if you just desire more information about the Hunters for the Hungry program may call 1-800-352-4868 or e-mail at hunt4hungry@cs.com.