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‘Wild and Tame Dinner’ to be served as part of Moosehead Lake Togue Derby

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GREENVILLE — The public is invited to join the Natural Resource Education Center (NREC) and Maine’s favorite NASCAR driver/analyst Ricky Craven for a “Wild and Tame Dinner.” Come on over to the Bartley’s Event Center on Pritham Avenue from 4-7 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 27.

Organizers will be serving moose, venison and more for your wild side or you can sample some roasted turkey with all the fixings for your tame side. Drinks will be available thanks to donations from Coca Cola and Mason’s Brewing Company of Brewer.

Craven will be there and he’s bringing some of his racing gear. He is also donating a limited edition Darlington print as one of the door prizes for the derby. Only 400 prints were made, so buy your derby ticket today for your chance to get a piece of Maine/NASCAR history. All the derby door prizes will be drawn around 7 p.m. after the dinner

Here’s a note from Craven about the 11th annual Moosehead Lake Togue Derby taking place the weekend of the dinner, “In 1997, I met with my team of employees in North Carolina to discuss creating an event in my home state to raise money for children’s charities. The discussion ranged from golf tournaments to marathons … but none of the ideas registered with me, and my heritage.

“I suggested to them growing up in Maine is different than most places. Several months a year we are blanketed in snow, consequently I spent my entire childhood embracing the North Woods during December, January and February participating in any outdoor event requiring an engine (aka horsepower). Our annual event began as a 100 mile snowmobile ride, on the 11th year we transitioned to an ice auger!

“This year represents our third decade of congregating to the Moosehead area to raise money and raise our mugs to celebrate Moosehead Lake in all its forms. I’ve been traveling to the state’s largest lake since I was 7 years old, and called Moosehead home since 1997. I love the lake, and appreciate the people who represent and sustain it.

“Join me and the hundreds of folks like me for three days of ‘Maine outdoors’ at its finest. The last weekend of January, Saturday evening we gather for a meal and several fishing stories!”

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