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Sat Feb 21 2015 4:30 PM - 9:30 PM


West Des Moines Marriott Hotel
West Des Moines, IA


Raccoon River Valley Trail Association



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The eighth annual banquet of the Raccoon River Valley Trail Association will be held Saturday, Feb. 21st, at the West Des Moines Marriott Hotel, with fundraising auctions to support the promotion of the 89-mile paved trail in west central Iowa.

The social hour will start at 4:30 p.m., followed by a banquet meal, a speech by Dr. Richard Deming, a bicycling and fitness advocate who is founder of Above + Beyond Cancer.  There will be silent and live auctions of items that will have special appeal to trail users and supporters, and those will conclude after Deming's address.

The schedule for the evening:

  • 4:45 - Social Gathering with complimentary beer/cash bar
  • 5:30 - Sit down dinner
  • 7:00 - Dr. Richard Deming
  • 8:15 - Live Auction
The auctions and banquet are the RRVT Association’s only public fundraising event held each year, with all proceeds going toward the marketing, promotion and enhancement of the trail and its communities.

From out of town?

There will be a block of rooms reserved at the Marriot for a reduced rate - $99



West Des Moines Marriott Hotel

1250 Jordan Creek Parkway
West Des Moines, IA 50266



Update: As of Feb 12th, the Banquet on is... SOLD OUT !  You can still make a tax-ded donation HERE.

Tickets are $50 per person, with preferred seating at tables of eight available for $500.  They are available now from members of the RRVT Association board of directors, from the association’s headquarters at the Dallas County Conservation Board offices southeast of Perry (phone 515-465-3577), or by purchasing them online right here:


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