(Le Mars) — More than $32,000 was raised during the auction held Saturday evening during the 30th annual Plymouth County Pheasants Forever banquet. The evening proved again to be fun and beneficial with several raffles and auction items. Plymouth County Pheasants Forever was fortunate to have the National President and CEO of Pheasants Forever organization, Howard Vincent, attend the festivities. Vincent praised the leadership of Plymouth County Pheasants Forever saying the Plymouth County chapter is nationally ranked in many areas, including the number of sponsors. Vincent asked each of the Plymouth County Pheasants Forever board of directors to join him on stage to be recognized by the crowd. Victoria De Vos was honored by the Plmouth County Pheasants Forever for the “Service To Youth” award. Logan Crees of Hinton was given the Pheasants Forever Scholarship Award. Crees is a graduate of Hinton Community High School where he was involved heavily in the community through extracurricular activities including Student Council President. Throughout his high school career, he maintained a GPA of 3.6. Crees is currently attending Iowa State University majoring in Environmental Science. His passion for nature has been avid since he was a young boy. His love for nature all started because of his parents, as they would take him and his brother on camping trips throughout the summer as young boys. The Service to Wildlife Award was presented to Hank Tritz.