Tuesday, September 02, 2014

Shooting event to benefit meal program

By The Herald Staff | 6/11/2014

Just take a shot.

The Sporting Clay Shoot to benefit Meals on Wheels is scheduled 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Locust Point Gun Club at Pomona Lake, 19939 S. Berryton Road, Lyndon.

Just take a shot.

The Sporting Clay Shoot to benefit Meals on Wheels is scheduled 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Locust Point Gun Club at Pomona Lake, 19939 S. Berryton Road, Lyndon.

Ten stations are planned for shooters, who must bring their own guns, and more than $1,000 in prizes will be drawn after the last shooter finishes, Chris Bean, director of development and outreach for Mid-America Nutrition Program Inc., said.

“Every time that they hit a target, they get a ticket,” Bean said. “There will be buckets at the end of the qualification and they have a choice of which bucket they want to put their tickets into [for prizes].”

Prizes are to include coolers, a handmade quilt, a fishing pole combo set with tackle box and knife, several different knives donated by Lyndon Sports Mart, donations from Target, ammunition, binoculars, a custom oak bench and desk and two tickets to a hog hunt at Chain Ranch in Oklahoma, Bean said.

A registration fee applies for participants.

All proceeds benefit the Mid-America Nutrition Program and Meals on Wheels, which provides meals for seniors in Franklin, Anderson, Coffey, Linn, Miami and Osage counties.

Thirty-eight shooters participated last year, Bean said, and he’s optimistic the event will continue to grow in its second year.

“We are really hoping to grow that,” Bean said, “We hope to have around 100.”

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