Annual Conservation Banquet

The Appalachian Habitat Association (AHA) holds an annual Conservation Banquet with the proceeds used to fund projects to improve local land habitat, provide scholarships, and fund research studies to benefit the Appalachian region of Western Virginia.

The event includes a social hour, dinner, a large variety of raffles, and an exciting live auction featuring Matt and Phillip Howell, Howell Auctioneers.  The event is the AHA's major fundraising activity. In addition, it provides an opportunity for all individuals interested in the mission of the AHA to meet, socialize and learn all about the work of the AHA.

In this post-Covid year, we were excited to welcome 341 attendees to the event which grossed $101,403.00 and netted $52,567.00 after expenses.  We are grateful to our attendees and to those noted below, who contributed generously.

We are a donation-based organization. All of our work is funded by your support. All Board Members volunteer their time and it is through your donations and support of our fundraising activities that we are able to continue this important work.

We accept donations in support of our efforts to promote education and habitat improvement throughout our region. If you would like to send a donation and earmark it for Scholarships or habitat work in a specific County, we will use your donation as directed. Send your donation by check to:  AHA, P.O. Box is 1136, Covington, VA 24426.

We thank you for it.

Mark your calendars for AUGUST 20th, 2022, when we host our next annual fundraising banquet at the Augusta Expo in Fishersville!


Bath County Anonymous
C.W. Burns (Burns Construction)
Rick Daniels (Burruss Signs, Inc.)
Martin Logging (Tracy Martin)
Perdue Farms (Keith and Susan Eliason)
Plecker Construction (Timmy Plecker)
Serenity Springs Farms (Wayne & Maggie Anderson)

Alcova Mortgage – Covington, VA
Austin Electrical Construction and Delegate Terri Austin, 19th District,
VA House of Delegates Sponsored Scholarship Tables
Backwoods Trophy Outfitters – Ahoskie, NC
Bank of Botetourt - Buchanan, VA
Ben Howell, Representative SE Division, Kubota
Bert and Betsy Caul – Covington, VA
Bowlings-McCoy – Buchanan, VA
Brown Advisory – Baltimore, Charlottesville and Richmond, VA
Countryside Service Company – Staunton, VA
Coles Mountain Building, LLC – Hot Springs, VA
Dominion Outdoors – Fishersville, VA
GD&L Excavating and Construction-Covington, VA
Farm Credit of the Virginias—Verona, VA
High Country Outfitters – Lexington, VA
Hulls Mountain Hunt Club – Lexington, VA
Jennings Property Solutions, LLC – Fairfield, VA
JMM Services, LLC – Lexington, VA
Kegley Electric, Co – Roanoke, VA
Leslie Excavating and Lawn Care- Rockbridge Baths, VA
Loan Tree Service – Millboro, VA
M.A. Quantz Corp. – Hot Springs, VA
M.A. Quantz Corp/Volunteer Table - Hot Springs, VA
Mint Spring Equipment—Mint Spring, VA
Mountain Top Hunting and Fishing – Covington, VA
NTD Trucking-Lexington, VA
OF Mossberg & Sons – New Haven, CT
Oak Hill Property – Millboro, VA
Randozzo’s Lawn Care, LLC – Millboro, VA
Raphine Transport, LLC—Raphine, VA
Ryder Electric – Hot Springs, VA
Sheriff Robert Plecker –Warm Springs, VA
Trani’s Grille, Covington, VA
Turman Forest Products – Bedford, VA
Seibel Truck and Heavy Equipment Repair – Selma, VA
Stinespring Excavating—Millboro, VA
The Home Oil - Mitchelltown, VA
Tuore-V, LLC-- Rocky Mount, VA
TurnKey Carpentry – Millboro, VA
United Country (Piedmont Real Estate) – Remington, VA
 Updike, Nicely & Crawford – Covington, VA
W.G.Anderson—Millboro, VA
WestRock—Covington and Low Moor, VA

AB Hammond – Lexington, VA|
Augusta Co-op True Value – Staunton, VA
Bert & Betsy Caul, Covington, VA
Brad Rhodenizer—Mount Sidney, VA
Carter Machinery—Fishersville, VA
Cully McCurdy – Marlinton, WVA
Danner/Lacrosse Footwear – Portland, Oregon
Debbie Wilcher – Martinsville, VA
Elmore Hupp & Associates – Staunton, VA
Ed McCoy – Buchanan, VA
Gary’s Taxidermy—Clifton Forge, VA
Gordon McCoy, Jr – Lexington, VA
Hicklin Land Surveying - Millboro, VA
Highland Community Bank – Covington, VA
Hillbilly Handcraft, Kyle Johnson – Monterey, VA
Jeffrey Fralin and Associates – Roanoke, VA
John Metzger – Vesuvius, VA
John Quantz—Hot Springs, VA
Jonathan Cooper – Daleville, VA
Kennedy Construction - Millboro, VA
Kirk Jackson—Lexington, VA
Mike Wolfe -Fincastle, VA
Nate’s Taxidermy – Fincastle, VA
Nuckols Gun Works – Staunton, VA
R/C Theatres – Reisterstown, MD
Reed Belding – Lexington, VA
Rocky Boots – Nelsonville, OH
RX Fire – Mt. Crawford, VA
Shenandoah Habitat Services – Fishersville, VA
Speyside Bourbon Cooperage Stave Mill – Millboro, VA
Tom McCraw – Goshen, VA
Tom Naumann, Cherokee Run – Indian Trail, NC
Valley Feed – Staunton, VA
Wayne Thacker – Bumpass, VA
The Inn at Warm Springs – Warm Springs, VA

Digital Image Printing—Daleville, VA
Game Hide Hunting Clothes - Burnsville, MN
Geoff Goodbar – Lexington, VA
Greentop Sporting Goods – Ashland, VA
Hair Styling Shop - Mitchelltown, VA
Gary’s Taxidermy – Clifton Forge, VA
Gordon McCoy – Lexington, VA
High Country Outfitters – Lexington, VA
James River Equipment – Fishersville, VA
Mountain Laurel Creations – Mitchelltown, VA
Mountain Top Hunting and Fishing – Covington, VA
Quail Ridge Sporting Clays – Lexington, VA
Rockbridge Farmers Co-op – Lexington, VA
Roanoke Cement Company – Troutville, VA
Royal Flush Amusements—Eldersburg, MD
Serenity Counseling Center – Blue Ridge, VA
SJ Neathawk Lumber – Covington, VA
South River Taxidermy – Vesuvius, VA
Southern States Augusta Petroleum – Staunton
Steve Hostetter – Lexington, VA
Twin River Outfitters – Buchanan, VA

Countryside Service Company – Staunton, VA
Department of Wildlife Resources (DWR)—Roanoke, VA
Farm Credit of Virginia – Verona, VA
GD&L Excavating and Construction – Covington, VA
O.F. Mossberg & Sons – New Haven, CT
Randozzo’s Lawn Care, LLC – Millboro, VA
Raymond James (Jon Tuft) – St. Petersburg, FL
Safeside Tactical – Roanoke, VA
The Home Oil Company – Mitchelltown, VA
Virginia Deer Hunters Association – Richmond, VA

We Want to Thank and Acknowledge the AHA Board and Committee Members Who Made This Banquet Possible

Maggie Anderson
Todd Anderson
Wayne Anderson
C.W. Burns
Bert Caul
Betsy Caul
R. Mason Cauthorn
Nathan Deacon
Rick Daniels
Keith Eliason
James Hancock
Ned Honts
Ed McCoy
Gordon McCoy
Hunter McCoy
Lee McCoy
Jim McCoy

Teresa McCoy
Teri McCoy
Tom McCraw
Josh McDaniel
Nolan Nicely
Tim Plecker
Matthew Quantz
Jimmy Swink
Kimberly Swink
Jon Trees
Pat Trees
Billy Wilcher
Diane Wilcher
Mike Wilcher
Mike Wolfe


Raffle Ticket and 50/50 Sales
Angie Anderson       Faith Greene      Paris Greene

Special Thanks to Shannon Wickline of Shannon Wickline Music for Donating the Production of our AHA Video and for the Original Composition of the Score

Bar and Room Set-Up/Break Down
We also wish to thank Matthew Quantz, Trevor Quantz, Cole Plott, Keith Sweeney, Steven Vess, Sharon McClung, Randall McClung, Skyla White, and the many other volunteers who helped make this event possible.

2021 Banquet

Previous years banquets

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