2018 Annual Dinner Raffle Prizes

We’ll be raffling off two excellent Osprey day packs and an EcoGear backpack made from recycled plastic bottles from Kenco in Kingston, a pair of MSR Evo snowshoes from Morgan Outdoors in Livingston Manor, a Thule roof top kayak carrier, a two person kayak or canoe rental from Al’s Sporting Goods in Downsville, a Jack Mesick nature print and a 1000 piece Catskills jigsaw puzzle from Pinky Puzzles.

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If you prefer going light and moving fast in the woods, mountains and around town, Osprey’s Men’s Talon 22 Daypack or Women’s Tempest 20 Daypack are the packs for you. 20L/22L of capacity is perfect for day hikes, urban commutes or a trip to the market. Ventilated and comfortable, the BioStretch™ harness and continuous wrap hipbelt combine to create an incredibly stable carry system that hugs your body so you can stay balanced on the trail, ridge or peak.

If your backpacking needs call for a bigger pack, check out the EcoGear’s Pinnacle 50L Hiking Backpack.  Made of REPREVE, from recycled plastic bottles, the pack is water resistant, has a large main compartment with hydration sleeve and reservoir clip (reservoir not included), adjustable backpack strap and hip belt system for custom fit, Air flow-vent back system and more.

The Thule Hull- A- Port is standard J-style cradle, delivering superior carrying performance and protection with its 4-touchpoint adjustable padding and rust resistant steel design.




MSR EvoMSR Evo 22 Snowshoes are a favorite worldwide. The Evos received good grades on both beginner and to advanced rolling terrain.  Great all-around snowshoes for the Catskills. Excellent traction up and down hill. Easy bindings. Slim enough so users can walk in their normal gait.  6″ tail extensions are available to add float in the deepest snow or for heavier users.

Pinky Puzzles is a local mother/daughter team that share similar interests in travel, architecture, art, photography and puzzling.  They started their jigsaw puzzle company in late 2016 with five puzzle designs, all from original photos taken by the puzzle makers.  Every puzzle comes with a description of where the photo was taken.  They strive to challenge the adult puzzler with varied levels of difficulty with an interesting assortment of images.  ​All puzzles are limited editions.  We’ll be raffling off their spectacular Catskills Mountain Seasons 1000 piece puzzle.



Signed and numbered limited edition print by renowned Wildlife artist Jack Mesick. Jack Mesick primarily worked in pencil, because he loved the detail and the shading that the simple black and white medium allowed him to portray. Jack also issued limited edition prints of his drawings. A full time professional artist, Jack received considerable acclaim for his realistic wildlife drawings and intricate local barn and landscape scenes. He was perhaps best known for his “hidden” deer and turkey art work and Jack enjoyed challenging the viewer to find all of the naturally camouflaged wildlife, as well as the artfully placed man-made intrusions depicted in his pictures.  Jack’s artwork was published in a number of magazines, including New York’s Conservationist (his photographs and drawings were published many times throughout the 1990’s), and the New York Sportsman. The National Wild Turkey Federation’s magazine Turkey Call published Jack’s pencil drawings numerous times over the last 3 decades, and both Field & Stream and Bowhunter’s magazine used Jack’s art work to accent their articles. Jack also illustrated a book entitled Wild Turkeys: Hunting and Watching, published in 1998 by Storey Books of VT.


AlsRentalsWe’re also raffling a 2 person all day canoe or kayak rental from Al’s Sporting Goods in Downsville. Located At the Foot of the Pepacton Reservoir on the East Branch of the Delaware River on Routes 30 & 206, Al’s Sport Store is a Canoe and Kayak Outfitter for the East Branch of the Delaware River and Pepacton Reservoir. The East Branch is mostly quiet water with a few more active sections that are easily navigated with basic paddling skills. The river is generally 2-3 ft deep with some places lower and higher. Or paddle the scenic flat water of the Pepacton.



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