Auburn University School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences to hold Spring Fling April 18

Published: March 10, 2015
Updated: April 08, 2015
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AUBURN UNIVERSITY – The Auburn University School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences will host the third annual Spring Fling on Saturday, April 18, at Coach Pat Dye's Crooked Oaks Hunting Preserve in Notasulga, Alabama. All proceeds raised from the event will go to benefit scholarships, fellowships and student programs in the School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences.

Saturday's events will begin at 5 p.m. and will include silent and live auctions conducted by Coach Dye, live music by Kidd Blue, tours of Dye's home and Quail Hollow Gardens, photos with Aubie, Birds of a Feather and Southeastern Raptor Center attractions and outdoor forestry and wildlife exhibits. A fresh seafood dinner courtesy of the Organized Seafood Association of Alabama will be served at 6 p.m.

Brinkley Rackstraw, a member of the band "Nashville Bound," will open for Kidd Blue. Nashville Bound consists of eight young singers from the Birmingham area who play in Birmingham and Nashville venues such as WorkPlay, Tootsie and the Listening Room Café. Rackstraw sings hits from today such as "Before He Cheats," by Carrie Underwood as well as country hits from the past such as "Coal Miner's Daughter" by Loretta Lynn.

Featured live auction items include a Florida gulf beach vacation; a gun donated by the Alabama Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation; a six-night, five-day Michigan fishing trip; a six-night, five-day fishing trip in Ontario; and a pair of redwood Adirondack chairs with side table.

Tickets and sponsorship packages are available for purchase from the School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences development office and online at

For more information regarding Spring Fling, tickets, sponsorship levels, how to become a vendor or donate to the auctions, go to the website at or contact Heather Crozier, director of development for Auburn University's School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences at (334) 844-2791 or at

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