Fair board looks to feed the wild side

There will be custom-dressed dolls up for auction after the Wild Feed Nov. 30 in the High Plains Community Center. HERALD/Brad Mosher

By Brad Mosher
The Herald

The Dunn County Fair Board will be hosting a Wild Game Feed Nov. 30 in the High Plains Community Center, starting at 4 p.m., in Killdeer.
On the menu for the inaugural event will be deer, elk, moose, buffalo, pheasant, turkey, duck, venison, fish, pork frog legs and alligator, according to Florine Lazorenko, the president of the fair board.
The evening will start with a social at 4 p.m. and followed by the meal.
Tickets will be available from fair board members, at the community center, the Pipe and also at the American Bank Center and First International Bank. The price will be $15 for advanced tickets, $20 at the door, $10 for children from six to 12 years old. Children under six will be free.
In addition to the social and the meal, there will also be a silent auction, Bingo and games for kids, according to organizers.
“It is the first one for us,” Lazorenko said. “We’ll also have moose, caribou, yak, turtle soup, turkeys, pheasant and rocky mountain oysters from South Dakota. There will be buffalo burgers, smoked fish, bear and salmon corn chowder,” she added.
“So far, that is what we have got now, but there will be more.”
The fish will be coming from as far away as Alaska, she added. “These people go to Alaska every year.”
The community center will have the golf simulator available for the children to play during the feed, Lazorenko added.
In addition, a couple of ladies will head up a Pinochle tournament and there will also be a Christmas Tree decoration contest. “First place (in the contest) will be $100, second place will be $75 and third place will be $50,” Lazorenko explained.
“It will be People’s Choice with the people deciding the winners. The decorating must be completed by noon on Nov. 30, but the trees will remain at the center through Christmas,” she explained. “It is just going to be a fun thing.”
There will be a doll dressing contest. “Anybody that comes and gets a doll here will be paid $25 by the fair board. Then we will put them up for auction,” Lazorenko said. The auction will be following the meal.
“It is just a fundraiser for the community center, a family event. It will hopefully be an annual event,” she said. Although the event will be the first, the area has a history of having game feeds. “We used to have some and Halliday used to have some, but then they all quit. We had some people talking about having one so we decided to do it. We have the room here (at the community center). We thought it would be a fun thing and something different for the families.”
The people wanting to donate items for the auction will need to drop them off at the community center, she added.
The meal will all be home-cooked, she said.


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