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Tuesday, Sep. 23, 2014

Wildlife supper: Annual event will begin on Thursday

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

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Taylor Causey of Sikeston puts the finishing touches on the duck blind he made as part of the decorations for the annual Wildlife Supper set for Thursday, Friday and Saturday at First Assembly of God Church in Sikeston. The duck blind will also serve as a backdrop Saturday morning when Causey, 20, marries his fiancee, Ashley Parks, of Bernie. Leonna Heuring, Staff
SIKESTON -- Good food and fellowship have always been the driving force of the Annual Wildlife Supper in Sikeston. This year is no exception.

"It's an amazing event. All hunters get together in one place -- how good can you get?" asked Al Small, who is one of the supper organizers and member of First Assembly of God Church in Sikeston, which puts on the supper.

The "men only night" is 7 p.m. Friday with duplicate events set for 7 p.m. Thursday (sponsor night) and 6 p.m. Saturday (family and sponsor night) at the Sikeston First Assembly of God, 306 S. Kingshighway.

"We're not trying to encourage people to join this church in particular, but we are encouraging Christian fellowship and that it's fun," Small said.

The supper has been held off and on since 1971. Attendees come as far as Poplar Bluff, St. Louis and portions of Illinois.

All types of wildlife are prepared for the dinner -- typically five to seven types each night. Additionally, there are sides, and all attendees are invited to bring a covered dish.

Slated to be served are fish, pork and frog legs as well as several "pass around foods" like dove and duck.

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