Directions to LODGE OF HOPE -  Taking Bellamy exit #91 off of Highway 71 also known as Highway 49 go East on DD 7.1 miles.  


Upon entering the gate, everyone will receive a free raffle ticket. Those 18 and older will be given the option for either a Retro Ar-15 rifle (additional info concerning rifle is located in the raffle section below) or a $500 Bass Pro gift card. Those under 18 will be given only a ticket for the Bass Pro $500.00 gift card. You must be present to win.

  • 2:00pm - 5:30pm - Check in at registration tent  
  • 2:00pm - 2:15pm  
  •  R.O.T.C. Junior Color Guard Presentation of National Colors in the big tent area
  • Singing of National Anthem in the big tent area
  • Prayer by Chaplin Jeff Jay in the big tent area
  • RIBBON - CUTTING  -  in big tent area
  • 2:15pm - Gun Raffle Opens
  • 2:15pm - 3:00pm -  Speakers inside big tent:
  • Chaplain Steven Christopher Smith
  • Representative Charlie Davis
  • Honored Veterans
  • 2:15pm - 7:00pm - KIDZ ZONE - Open: Bounce House, Obstacle Course, Face Painting, Balloons, Bubbles, Snacks, and Snow Cones
  • 3:00pm - 5:00pm - Tours of the Land, Lake, and Lodge via Gators, Horse Drawn Wagons, and Pontoon Boats. Meet at the tour tent.
  • 3:00pm - 6:30pm - SILENT AUCTION  - in big tent
  • 5:30pm - Lodge doors open for Dinner and Live Auction event
  • 6:00pm - Banquet begins
  • Live Musical Entertainment
  • 6:00pm - Welcome and prayer by Tron Peterson
  • 6:15pm - DINNER IS SERVED


*Pork Loin with Bacon Jam Glaze    

* Country Fried Apples

*Brown Sugar Glazed Carrots    

*Baked Potato

*Green Salad   

*Dinner Roll   

* Dessert

  • 6:45pm - 8:45pm - LIVE AUCTION
  • 8:45pm - Raffle Drawings



Approximately 100 theme baskets/items. There will be something for everyone!!  Everyone has been extremely generous and we are so grateful!!! There are so many things it hard to include them all, Restaurant gift certificates, high quality hunting gear, fine jewelry.  There is a Kansas City Getaway basket with KC Royals, Zoo ,  and Water Park tickets. Spa and beauty items,  custom knives, Bass Pro Gift Certificates, Shooting Supplies & much, much more!!!                            



Please note:  If you have questions concerning the hunts or other auction items please go to the auction information booth just inside south entrance door of Lodge.

Absentee Bids will be accepted. They must be sent to You will receive a return confirmation 

  • 6 Hour Guided Fishing Trip on Table Rock Lake with   Ryan Groeteke  and a  Randy Howell   Major League Fishing Jersey     

  • Argentina Dove Hunt for 4 - This is a great trip to go on with hunting buddies or family.  Sporting Adventures International.   There are 50,000,000 doves in the Cordoba Valley and the birds never migrate. Accommodations are world class and the staff is the best in the business. Trip includes: 3 full days hunting for 4, all meals and lodging in one of our three five star lodges. You will be met at the Cordoba airport and enjoy a VIP reception, complete with drinks and baggage handlers. You will then be escorted in our private van to the hunting lodges. Your trip will include English speaking guides, all ground transportation to and from hunting areas, bird-boys, gun cleaning and laundry service. You will be taken care of from the time  you get off the plane in Argentina until you board the plane back to the U.S. One of our representatives will be with you at all times. Argentina is a safe country and the dove shooting here is always 100% Buyer responsible for cost of airfare there. (Bidding starts at $1500)

  • "A Taste of the Future" an Original Painting by Alice Sharrock  --  This great lady is working hard to bring Light, Love and the Lord to Haiti. "The final quadrant of my life is dedicated to passing on the gift God gave me, to the New Generation Artists! What better place than Haiti, where there is so little opportunity! " When she is available she is right here at the Lodge, teaching to our Veterans wives and families. Thank you so much Alice.  ($500 Reserve)

  • 2 Redneck  360 6x6 Ghillie Blinds & 
  • 2 Redneck 360 6x6 Camo Blinds  Redneck  Blinds

  • 7 - Day Northwestern Ontario Canada Fishing Trip for 2  with  Mark St. Cyr  on Shebandowan Lake for Bass, Walleye, and Northern Pike.  with day trips to other lakes and streams. You will be fishing from a 16 foot Lund Fury with a 30 h.p. motor. Smaller boats will be utilized for the remote lakes. Accommodations - 31 ft. camper with running water.   Purchaser supplies equipment, food, passport. Drive is 15 -16 hours from Joplin area to Thunder Bay Ontario.  See pics in gallery. Shebandowan Angler Info     And a Randy Fowler Major League Fishing Jersey. 

  •   KC Royals Luke Hochevar  Autographed Jersey.  Hochevar was the winning pitcher in the deciding Game 5 of the World Series. It was the Royals' first championship in 30 years.

  • Bowfishers of Men   Chico Gonzalez - 4 Hour Bowfishing Trip for 2 Everything Provided 

  • 2 Registered Male   Chocolate Labrador Puppies   Fantastic Opportunity To Own "The Best Kind of Dog in the World " and benefit veterans. Can't ask for much more than that!!

  • Autographed   Kevin VanDam   Fishing Jersey   In the world of professional bass fishing, Kevin VanDam is at the pinnacle and arguably the best in the world. KVD has 4 Bassmaster Classic wins and 7 Angler of the Year titles to his name.    

  • CVA Muzzleloader w/scope & Case


These are unbelievable opportunities to benefit a Veteran and experience an unparalleled South African Safari led by huntsmen with lifetimes of experience.  Jacques Spammer with   JKO Safari's  and  Steve Dean with  J-S Worldwide Hunting

  The purchaser of each trip will be buying it for a disabled veteran and an observer. The purchaser may go themselves or appoint another person to go as an observer. The veterans will travel free of charge to the Eastern Cape in South Africa, 100% all-inclusive to both veteran and observers (with exception of airfare and trophy costs to observers), with all meals, daily laundry service, lodging, beverages, services of Professional Hunter Jacques Spamer, trackers, skinners provided. The hunts will be filmed by Steve Dean of J-S Worldwide Hunting. Safaris are for 7 days – 5 hunting days and 2 travel days in South Africa. Each veteran may shoot free – 1 Gemsbok or Blue Wildebeest, 1 Impala, and 1 Blesbok. Observers are responsible for their own airfare to Johannesburg, South Africa. At any time during the Safari the observer may harvest additional animals, trophy fees will apply to said observer. 

Safaris will be in 2019 or 2020 depending on Veterans availability. These dates will be coordinated with hunter, observers and JKO Safaris. Air travel will leave the US and fly to Johannesburg where the group will be chauffeured in luxury van to hunting area. Please go to Gallery to view pictures of luxury accomodations. At this point in time Mr. Dean is planning on attending the benefit and will be available to answer questions. You may also contact Jeff Quade at for additional information or question clarification.


The largest pheasant hunting resort in the US. Hunt package comes with a beautiful Kansas farm to hunt, plus an experienced guide/dog handler, plus quality gun dogs, a refreshment break, bird dressing and processing, lunch, and our "famous no bird limit policy." 3 full pay hunters must come with you. We require a minimum of 4 hunters due to the high demand. 


1.  Brownells Retro AR-15 5.56mm -An Homage to the Vietnam Era

The Brownells BRN-16A1 AR-15 Rifle pays tribute to the classic rifle that filled the hands of thousands of members of the U.S. Military during the war in Vietnam, providing modern-day enthusiasts with a faithful reproduction of the classic M16A1 design.

2.  CZ-USA 12-Gauge  -   Field Shotgun

3.  REDNECK  Blinds - 6X6 360 Soft-Side Ghillie Deluxe Blind

4.  Beautiful Handmade Patriotic Twin-Sized Cross Quilt by Barbara Schwinn 

5.   $500.00 Dollor Bass Pro Gift Card 

6.    Raffle game for a Weatherby Vanguard 6.5 Creedmoor Bolt Action Rifle


  • We will be accepting absentee bids. Please email to place a bid. Absentee bidding will close at Noon Friday, August 17th. High absentee bidder will be contacted and will be required to supply a credit card number at that time. If they are high bidder at the live auction on Saturday the item or trip cost will be applied to that card immediately upon closing of bidding.



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