Izaak League needs fair volunteers

Published 10:07 am Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Austin Izaak League of American Chamber No. 10 is recruiting members to work shifts in the Fish and Game Building on the Mower County Fairgrounds during the 2008 Mower County Fair Aug. 5-10.

The volunteering opportunities include: Tuesday, Aug. 5, 6-10 p.m., one person;

Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2-6 p.m., one person; Friday, Aug. 8, 2-6 p.m., one person and 6-10 p.m., two people; Saturday, Aug. 9, 2-6 p.m., two people; and 6-10 p.m., one person; and Sunday, Aug. 10, 2-6 p.m., two people.

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Steak fry to

benefit Clear Water

Also, the Ikes chapter is planning another steak cookcout fundraiser, Wednesday, July 23, beginning at 5:45 p.m. at the Ikes Cabin, Todd Park, Austin.

Steak cookouts are the main fundraising events for the Austin chapter.

Austin Chapter 10 has three steak cookouts remaining this year: July 23, Sept. 10 and Oct. 8.

The menu includes 10-ounce sirloin steak, baked potato, coleslaw, bun and fresh veggies.

The event is open to the public. Tickets are $10 and available at the door or by contacting an Ike member.

Proceeds from the July steak cookout will be used to promote education of the Clean Water, Land and Legacy Amendment.

The Clean Water Land and Legacy Amendment would generate about $290 million a year by raising the state sales tax three-eighths of 1 percent.

Eighty percent of the money would be set aside for conserving the state’s land, water, trails and parks, and about 20 percent would be funneled into the Minnesota art scene.

For more information on the amendment visit www.yesformn.org/index.php.

Austin Chapter 10 of the Izaak Walton League is a non-profit conservation organization whose mission is to conserve, maintain, protect, and restore all soil, waters, wildlife, and other natural resources.

For more information on Austin Chapter 10, visit their Web site: www.austinikes.org.