Tyrone FFA Shoots for the Future


Nora Hoy

Junior FFA Member Garin Hoy competes at one of the stations during the Clay Shoot on Sunday.

The Tyrone Area FFA Chapter held its annual Clay Shoot on Sunday, October 6 at the Warriors Mark Wingshooting Lodge and Kennels in Ginter. One hundred people attended the event with 72 shooters, 13 FFA members, and 15 additional guests who observed and enjoyed the day. 

“I liked getting the chance to shoot and winning made it even better,” said junior FFA member Wade Hendrickson, who won the overall highest junior shooter award. 

I think it was a great day overall. Everyone had a lot of fun and this year’s shoot was a success

— FFA President Kaylee Updike

The chapter would like to congratulate the following participants who won their classes: Class A- John Kephart, Class B- Ron Ayers Jr., Class C- Tim Ashcroft, Class D- Kevin Ferner, Class E- George Letcher, and Overall Highest Junior Shooter- Wade Hendrickson. The winning participants will each receive a $25 gift card.

According to Tyrone FFA Chapter President Kaylee Updike, everyone had a great time and were happy to be there. Some guests visited to observe participants shoot, to socialize, and to enjoy the lunch. The FFA members who worked served as trappers, group leaders, and sometimes scorers for the participating shooting groups. 

“I think it was a great day overall. Everyone had a lot of fun and this year’s shoot was a success,” said Updike.

The Tyrone Area FFA Chapter would like to especially thank the following sponsors who helped make the day a success: Supreme Level- Bonney Forge Corporation, C Beard Oil, Inc., C & L Lawn Care Inc., DEKALB, D&S Transportation and Safety, Duke Energy Renewables, Evergreen Farms, Inc. and the Harpster Families, Exposed Grafix, Forney Group/ Fulton Financial Advisors, GNP Turning Point Woodworking, Lytle’s Transfer & Storage Inc., Spruce Creek Tavern, Thistle Creek Farm, Timber Ridge Livestock, Tyrone American Legion Post 281, and Warriors Mark Fencing & Summit Ag Systems; Gold Level- Cabinet Fashions, LLC; Silver Level- DelGrosso’s Family of Companies; and Bronze Level- Farmers Insurance – Billie J. Friday Agency, Hilecrest Farm LLC, Hoober Inc., Canter Lane Farm, Tyrone Milling, and Msgr. Edward O’Malley Council of the Knights of Columbus.