Tyrone FFA Hosts Annual Clay Shoot

The event raised $2,200 for the Tyrone FFA

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Tyrone Area FFA held their annual Fun Clay Shoot on Sunday, September 18 at Warriors Mark Wingshooting Lodge and Kennels in Ginter, PA.

Approximately 75 shooters, sponsors, FFA members, and guests attended the Shoot for the Future event. The goal of the committee was to raise $2,200 to help support the activities of the FFA Chapter and to also offset costs for the Agricultural Program and to develop our leadership skills.   

the students really do all of the work from getting sponsors, to designing t-shirts, working the traps, entering participants, and even following up at the end with thank you notes ”

— FFA Secretary Grace Gensimore

What makes this event so unique is that is it planned and run by the students.  

“Mrs. Hoy and the Gilliland Family, who own the facility, guide use through the planning of the event and running of the equipment, but the students really do all of the work from getting sponsors, to designing t-shirts, working the traps, entering participants, and even following up at the end with thank you notes and recommendations for the next year’s event,” said chapter secretary Grace Gensimore,  “We had a great turnout and will continue to run the event in the future.”

“Our chapter is for the students and run by the students, so having them plan and execute an event like this helps to teach beyond the four walls of the classroom,” said Tyrone FFA Adviser Tiffany Hoy,  “Students develop their public speaking, writing, and leadership skills; along with business management of record keeping and budgeting.  We are also very blessed to have great supporters within the community who continue to serve as sponsors and participants in the Fun Clay Shoot.”

In the past, participants have ranged from first-time shooters to professionals.

“This is my second year and I couldn’t wait to shoot again.  The best part, I was able to shoot with my Dad and hang out with the FFA members.  Next year I will have the opportunity to take an Ag Course and be an official member of the FFA and help with the event,” said Tyrone middle school student Garin Hoy.  

Nora Hoy, 4th grader may have been soaked from the rainy day, but was in high spirits. “I’m too young to shoot at this event, but I get to help carry my Dad’s ammo and keep score for the shooters in the group.  When I’m twelve and have my hunter safety license, I plan to shoot and hopefully beat my brother (giggling),” said Hoy.

Lewis Class scoring was for this event and all class winners received a gift package or a HOSS’s gift card and bragging rights for the year: Class A with a gift package of four all-day lift tickets to Seven Springs Mountain Resort – H. W. Constantin Nelson; Class B – Carter Maceno; Class C – Matt Boone; Class D – Dink Gensimore; and Class E – Wes Trimble.

The event will be held again on the first weekend of October 2017.