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Wharton Station Ruritans hold turkey shoot

Published 8:26am Friday, November 1, 2013

Friday will be the first of a series of turkey shoots to benefit the Wharton Station Ruritan Club.

The club will hold a turkey shoot every Friday in November at 7 p.m.

Ruritan President Ruby Manning said the turkey shoot is an annual event.

“This is our biggest fundraiser of the year,” she said. “We’ve got a bunch of hunters out here. They support us.”

The funds are used to support philanthropic projects. For instance, the ruritans supply building materials for a local church to build handicap ramps.

The club supplies the shells and the participants supply the guns. Ruritan Club director and chaplain Buddy Harris said those without a gun are welcome.

“Most people will loan you theirs,” he said.

The turkey shoot is open to all ages. Those who are under 16 years old must be accompanied by a consenting adult.

The ruritans often get through 10 rounds at turkey shoots. The winner of each round is awarded a turkey.

Concessions like hot dogs, coffee and hot cocoa will be sold at each event.

The Wharton Station Ruritan Club is located at 3797 Wharton Station Road.

For more information, contact ruritan president Ruby Manning at 946-2889.


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