Wild game feed will mark 34th year

Published 8:22 pm Wednesday, October 3, 2018

GENEVA — Many can say they’ve known or loved someone who has been affected by cancer. Members of one small town have made it a tradition to do something about it.

Geneva Bar & Grill hosts fundraising events throughout the year, which raise funds for the Eagle’s Cancer Telethon. The next event will be the 34th annual Wild Game Feed on Dec. 1.

The game feed will start with a gun raffle at 10 a.m. Tickets are sold for each round of the raffle The winner of each of those individual rounds will then choose their prize from among the more than 50 guns that will be up for grabs throughout the day.

Those in attendance will be able to sample a variety of wild game at 10 a.m. in heated tents outside of the establishment. While items such as alligator and frog legs are ordered in by the bar specially for the event, other items on the menu — including venison, goose, pheasant, prairie chickens, wild turkey, duck and fish — are, for the most part, donated.

According to Bear Bailey, who has been involved with the event for over 30 years, the Wild Game Feed has always been a collective effort in that regard.

“There are no bosses,” he said. “Everyone knows what needs to be done, and they do it.”

And the system continues to work. No one has to do anything, the volunteers who continue to be a part of the event year after year participate not out of obligation, but desire. At the end of the day, he said it’s all about knowing they’ve helped someone.

Bailey expects the event to bring in over $20,000, as it has for at least the last eight straight years.

For more information, contact Geneva Bar & Grill at 507-256-7278.