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Friday, October 30, 2015

The Corvallis American Legion Post #91 is hosting their first ever TURKEY SHOOT!


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:                                           CONTACT:
October 28, 2015                                                                    Doug Mason - 546-4244

1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., November 8th and 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. November 15th
The Turkey Shoot will be held just south of Sheafman Creek Road, watch for the signs.

Corvallis, MT - The Corvallis American Legion Post #91 is hosting their first ever Turkey Shoot fundraiser. The fun starts at 1:00 p.m. and goes to 4:00 p.m. on November 8th and again on November 15th just south of Sheafman Creek Road on Highway 93 watch for the signs. This event is part of the post’s celebration of Veterans Day.
            The receipts from the fair booth this year were a little down due to the weather. So the Corvallis American Legion Post #91 needs another fundraiser to make it through the year. A Turkey Shoot was suggested so the legion is off and running with the idea. The proceeds from this fundraiser will go to the post’s programs. For example to send one delegate to Boys State it costs the post $250. This year we are hoping to send seven. Each flag that flies over the Corvallis Veterans Memorial costs the post $500. We usually need two per year. Each uniform for the Honor Guard costs around $300. The Honor Guard conducts Military Honors at veterans’ funerals here in the valley and at the Western Montana Veterans Cemetery in Missoula. On top of that we don’t have a post home so we are hoping one day to have a permanent home to display our historical memorabilia. Post #91 has many other programs that cost money so we are rolling up our sleeves and getting busy with a fun fundraiser.
            Admission to the Turkey Shoot is free and open to the public. Participants can bring their own 12 gauge shotgun or you can use the post’s shotgun. DO NOT BRING ANY AMMO! ALL AMMO WILL BE SUPPLIED. Concessions will be available during the shoot. There will be a shotgun raffle and a rifle raffle at the end of the last day of shooting. For every round you buy for the Turkey Shoot you will get a ticket for the raffles. So come early and shoot all day.

            Prizes include turkeys, hams, slabs of bacon, and anything else we can come up with. All shotguns will be cleared on and off the range by the safety officers. For more information call Doug Mason at 546-4244.

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