The Perham Sportsman's Club honored supporters at a Donor & Lifetime Appreciation Celebration June 22 at the Lakeside Tap & Event Center.

Special thanks were given to Rich and Mary McCrady for hosting the event, and for being instrumental in the growth of the club and responsible for many of its successes over the years, according to a news release.

The club's founding members were recognized for their ideas and forward-thinking. Past president Craig Swanson said the club started with a simple idea of being all things to all sportsmen. Since 2008, the group has grown to provide new experiences, and various forms of support and service to the community, according to the release.

One example of giving back was the recent clubhouse cookout with the Empowering Kids organization. Craig Swanson and Nick Theroux of the Perham Sportsman’s Club took the kids fishing on area lakes June 26, according to the release.

Club President Spencer Schram summarized the group’s vision of serving the community in an even larger capacity in the future. Hiking, cross-country skiing and nature viewing are just a few of the additional outdoor activities the club will offer, according to the release.

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Attendees also heard from U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson, who was the keynote speaker at the appreciation celebration.

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