Ralph and Bill Cooksey of "Ralph’s Gallatin Gallery" teamed up with Tennessee Ducks Unlimited for a first-time May 19th event. Tennessee DU and the gallery hosted a special event featuring work from the well-known artist, Ralph McDonald. Mr. McDonald painted a special, one-of-kind painting especially for the event. Nearly 75 people attended, raising more than $4,200. There is talk of making this an annual event every spring. Stay tuned!
Tony Harris (right) accepts the Grand Prize original oil painting by/from Ralph McDonald at the Ralph McDonald BBQ at Countryside Studio in Gallatin, TN on May 19th. Ralph drew the winning ticket and the crowd was dead silent until Tony finally fished his ticket out of his pocket and claimed the coveted prize.
Fun and food were abundant at the Ralph McDonald BBQ held at Ralph’s Countryside Studio in Gallatin, TN on May 19th. Everyone got plenty to eat there were lots of prizes for a lot of people. There is already talk of second event next spring so stay tuned! The Cumberland River Committee TN-101 hosted the event in conjunction with Mr. McDonald’s Countryside Studio.
(L-R) Erica, Donna, and Emily Crim enjoy themselves at the Ralph McDonald BBQ at Countryside Studio in Gallatin, TN on May 19th. These girls play a big part in making the Cumberland River Committee (TN-101) a success for Ducks Unlimited.