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Quail Unlimited Celebrity Hunt continues through volunteer effort

By Jim Wallace - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) –The 24th Annual Quail Unlimited Celebrity Hunt gets underway Thursday night in Albany. Despite the organization's troubles and the downsizing of the event, more tickets were sold this year.

The founder and chairman of Quail Unlimited and most of the national office staff left the organization when book keeping irregularities surfaced.

South Georgia volunteers organized this year's Celebrity Hunt on a smaller scale. Only 27 celebrities are confirmed, and they'll pay their own way to Albany. Most are long time supporters.

Quail Unlimited Committee Member Tommy Gregors said  "It's just an important part of our community. Bringing revenue and outside exposure to our area. So we just want to make sure we keep this a successful event that can grow in the future."

So far 500 tickets have been sold for this year's Celebrity Hunt dinners Friday and Saturday night at the Hasan Temple.  That's more than last year. There are still tickets for the dinners and hunting slots still available.   You can buy them at the Merry Acres headquarters, or the Albany Convention and Visitors Bureau office on Front Street.

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