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Flint Riverkeeper to hold holiday dinner

BLUFFTON — Flint Riverkeeper, an organization of stakeholders dedicated to protection and restoration of the Flint River System, has announced an appreciation dinner at White Oak Pastures near Bluffton. The event is set for Saturday from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m.

According to Gordon Rogers, executive director of the Flint Riverkeeper, the dinner will provide an evening of fellowship, farm tours and pasture-to-plate free-range chicken raised at White Oak Pastures. In addition, awards will be given in recognition of service toward protection of the Flint watershed.

Public attendance is welcome, and tickets are priced at $50 per person. Proceeds from ticket sales and a planned silent auction will benefit the work of the organization, Rogers said.

Award categories include River Hero ’12 for profound actions to restore or protect the Flint watershed; River Steward ’12 for actions on private property that restore and protect the Flint; River Guardian ’12 for Volunteer of the Year; Young Flint Warrior ’12 for an individual under age 18 who’s shown an outstanding performance for the Flint; Flint for Life ’12, a lifetime achievement award; Voice of the Flint ’12 for outstanding journalistic coverage of issues affecting the Flint watershed; and Public Servant of the Flint ’12 for outstanding legislative voice and representation of the Flint or general Georgia water issues benefiting the Flint watershed.

For directions to White Oak Pastures, go to www.whiteoakpastures.com.