Monday, September 15, 2008

Winston County 4-H Shooting Sports

The Winston County 4-H Shooting Sports Club recently constructed a first-class skeet range using volunteer labor, a National Rifle Association Foundation Grant, and local donations of money and materials.  The value of the facility is estimated at over $50,000.  Tim Robinson, a 4-H parent and certified 4-H Shooting Sports instructor, is very proud of the facility, which is located on his property.  Robinson noted that he and the other parents wanted a place where the 4-H’ers could practice without having to set up a temporary range each time.  He says “This range will give us a safe and convenient place where we can spend some quality training time with 4-H’ers.  “We can come out here and shoot a couple of rounds after school with no down time.  Robinson added, “We can hold fund raisers here and even a have friendly competition with a neighboring 4-H Shooting Sports Club.”  In fact, Tim and fellow instructor, Kenny Robinson, recently invited Jay Conway, 4-H Regional Extension Agent, to bring the Cullman County 4-H Shooting Sports Team for a two-county competition.  The construction of the range is the result of a three-year partnership between the Winston County 4-H Shooting Sports Volunteers, the Winston County Extension Office, the 4-H Regional Extension Agent-Jay Conway, and the National Rifle Association Foundation.

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