Central Baptist’s Wild Game Banquet draws capacity crowd

Grand prize drawing winners Becky Shepard and 8-year-old Dalton Harvey proudly display their newly won hunting rifles.
Photo courtesy of John Koch

With the aroma of prepared food dishes filling the inside of Lewistown’s Central Baptist Church on Friday evening, Jan. 20, over 200 church members and their invited guests filled Central’s Big Snowies Room to capacity for the church’s 12th annual Wild Game Banquet.
Upon arrival, adult and student guests entered their names for numerous hunting and fishing related door prizes as well as a chance to correctly score displayed antlers.
Church members and guests filed through a long serving line, choosing from a multitude of elk, deer, pheasant, mountain lion, bear and seafood dishes complete with rolls and dessert offerings. While seated for dinner, many beautiful deer, elk, bear and cat mounts surrounded the attendees.
Guest speaker for the evening was Curtis Crow, a farrier by trade and current pastor of The Bridge Church in Belgrade, who spoke of his background and his personal testimony.
The evening’s adult grand prizewinners included Lewistown’s Becky Shepard who was drawn for a brand-new Winchester hunting rifle with scope, and two other guests drawn for guided cow elk hunting trips provided by the N-Bar Ranch. The student grand prizewinner was Dalton Harvey, 8-year-old son of Brent and Katie Harvey, who was presented a new rifle by Luke Wilson in honor of his deceased friend Jack Drew.

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