Alpha Rifle and Pistol Club hosted silhouette shoot
ALPHA— On June 15, the Alpha Rifle and Pistol Club held its annual Savannah Marcell Memorial Silhouette Shoot for young people ages 6-15 at the club range on the Mastodon Road in Alpha.
The shoot was held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sixteen shooters took advantage of this event. The .22 rifles, ammunition, instruction by ARPC Club members, hot dogs, pop, chips and home-baked goodies were all provided free.
The targets were metal cutouts of chickens, pigs, turkeys and rams set up on the 25-50-75-100-yard lines. Everyone who completed the course was given a certificate. Those who were able to knock down at least 50 percent of the targets were given a chance to compete for a medal provided by the National Headquarters of Whitetails Unlimited.
To win the medal, they had to put three of three shots in a red circle at 50 yards.
The following individuals accomplished that and were presented with medals: Ryan Dood, Kaitlyn Nemeth, Mason Starkey, Brennan Gursky, Jared Grabowski and Casey Siewiorek.
Participants were split into three age group categories: ages 6-9, ages 10-13 and ages 14-15. At the end of the day, a drawing for a prize in each of the age groups was made and the winners were: James Erickson in the ages 6-9 group won an air soft gun; Brennan Gursky in the ages 10-13 group won a BB gun and Casey Siewiorek in the ages 14-15 group won a pellet gun.
Marvin Hill and the Iron County 4H Sharpshooters Club provided the use of the .22 rifles, and Rick Priestley donated 500 rounds of .22 ammunition. A number of local businesses donated to the event.