Sunday, November 8, 2015

Don’t forget the Corvallis American Legion Post #91’s Turkey Shoot

Today from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

1 ½ miles north of Woodside on 93 in a field on the west side of the highway. Look for the signs.

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.