Headwaters Chapter of Muskies Inc. will host its 42nd annual awards banquet and fundraiser Saturday, Nov. 7, at Whitetail Inn in St. Germain.

The banquet was originally scheduled for last spring, but was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

A social hour will start at 5 p.m., and dinner will be at 6 p.m. Awards, raffles and auctions will follow the dinner. 

The banquet will be open to the public and only 200 tickets will be sold, according to event chairman Joe Koschnik.

“You do not have to be a member of Muskies Inc. to attend,” said Koschnik. “Everyone will be eligible for the many door prizes.”

The cost for the banquet is $30 for adults and $15 for youths under age 18 Each youth will get a prize.

Dinner will be a choice of half-rack of barbecued ribs, cornish game hen with wild rice stuffing, or parmesan baked cod. All meals include potato, salad, coffee and dessert.

Raffle prizes at the banquet will include a chances to win a stay at Pine Beach Resort at Eagle Lake, Red Wing Resort at Lake of the Woods and Spring Bay Resort at Vermilion Lake.

Koschnik said the chapter has a couple of special promotions for the banquet this year.

“Bring a new adult guest to the banquet who has not attended in the past year and each of you will get $20 worth of free raffle tickets that can be used on any raffle,” said Jacobs.

The chapter is also having a food pantry raffle.

“For each nonperishable food item you bring to the banquet, you get one raffle ticket,” said Jacobs. “The winner of that raffle gets $100 worth of raffle tickets for our other prize raffles. Food items go to our local food pantry.”

Banquet guests can also purchase $150 worth of raffle tickets for $100. There also is an early bird raffle for $5 a ticket purchased by Nov. 1. The winner will get $200 worth of raffle tickets.

Headwaters Chapter uses the funds for projects in Vilas and Oneida counties.

For more information about the banquet or to make a donation, call Koschnik at (715) 542-2366.