JONESBORO, Ark. (KAIT) - Hundreds gathered Thursday night for the 17th Annual Duck Classic Banquet.
The banquet, which benefits NEA Baptist Charitable Foundation, offered live and silent auctions featuring everything from hunting trips to duck calls.
Robbie Johnson, executive director for the foundation, said all of the money raised goes right back into Region 8.
“One-hundred percent of the proceeds raised here tonight go directly into the NEA Baptist Charitable Foundation,” said Johnson. “Our foundation has six programs which give back to meet the needs here of people in Northeast Arkansas.”
Johnson said their goal was to raise more than they did last year, which was a little over $600,000.
To donate or learn more about the NEA Baptist Charitable Foundation, visit their website here.