The Tamale Factory will cater the white-tablecloth event, Wright said. It will be a first-class affair. “Duck hunting is a gentleman’s sport, and we want to make sure this party has that spirit of Southern class and gentlemanship,” Wright said. “There will be none of that New Orleans style stuff, with the beads and all that. If you want to bring your 14-year old daughter, you can feel comfortable with that.” Based on the value of the prizes and proceeds from the number of entries, the event has already far surpassed expectations, Wright said. The Augusta Chamber of Commerce only had about $7,600 in its bank account, but it takes about $18,000 to hold such an event. careerAs of Wednesday, Wright said, organizers have raised $104,754. The money will seed a scholarship fund for students in the Augusta school district. By the fifth year, Wright said, the goal will be to provide a full college scholarship to any student that graduates from the Augusta school system. “Our goal is to pay for books and tuition to the college of their choice,” Wright said.
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