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Thanks From DU

By Staff | Aug 5, 2010

Ducks Unlimited presented a certificate of thanks to Vince and Diane Geerts, owners of Hardware Hank in Emmetsburg for participating in the sealed bid auction program. Pictured (from the left) are Brian Garrels, District DU?chairman, Vince and Diane Geerts, Ron Riha, chairman of the local DU?Chapter, and Mike Heller, Regional DU?Director. -- Jane Whitmore photo

Ducks Unlimited presented a certificate of thanks to Vince and Diane Geerts, owners of Hardware Hank in Emmetsburg.

The certificate states: “Ducks Unlimited recognizes Hardware Hank as a participating member of the sealed bid auction program and steward for waterfowl and wetland conservation.”

The Geerts have participated in the sealed bid auction program for the past nine months.

“This easel has raised enough to restore 10 acres of wetlands,” said Heller.

Every two to three weeks a new print is on display at Hardware Hank. Sealed bids are accepted and all proceeds from the sale of the print benefit the local DU?chapter. There have been waterfowl, dogs, deer and horses featured in the prints. The current print, titled “Rookie,” features a chocolate lab.

“This works out well,” said Diane Geerts. “It’s definitely a conversation starter.”