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Marcell Memorial shoot held in Alpha

ALPHA — The Alpha Rifle and Pistol Club held its annual Savannah Marcell Memorial Silhouette Shoot on June 1 at the range on Mastodon Road in Alpha.
    Thirty-four shooters, ages 6-17, participated in the event.  The .22 rifles, ammunition, instruction by ARPC club members, hot dogs, pop, and chips were all provided free of charge. The targets were metal cutouts of chickens, pigs, turkeys and rams set up on the 25-, 50-, 75-, and 100-yard lines. 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 shooters had to put 3 of 3 shots in a red circle at 50 yards.  
    The following individuals accomplished that and were presented with medals - Brennon Gursky, Brittany Cunningham, Ryan Dood, Lucy Baumgartner, Hunter Loehr, Jessica Loehr, Ava Fischer, Caitlyn Bloomburg and Mindy McKinnon.  
    At the end of the day, a drawing for prizes was made from all the shooters who participated. The following winners were drawn: Brittany Cunningham of Iron River won the Ruger .22 single shot rifle with detailing; the two partridge hunts were won by Brennon Gursky of Iron River and Anna Behling of Green Bay; and the two boat tour tickets to the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore Park in Munising went to Kylee Devore of Iron River.   
    ARPC president Patrick Carlotto said the club would like to thank the following people and businesses for making the event successful:
    The .22 Ruger rifle was donated by Bob Garner of Cadillac and the detailing on it was done by Ken Kelly of Magna Port Arms of Columbus, Mich. both of whom are club members; club member Les Kufahl of the Listening Inn near Amasa donated the partridge hunts; and Garner donated the two tour boat tickets.  
    “We thank Cindy Absolon and her crew from the Iron County 4H Sharpshooters Club for the use of their .22 rifles,” Carlotto added. “We also want to acknowledge the Crystal Fresh Market for their generous donation of food items.  
    “Finally, we thank the parents and kids that came out to participate in this event, and the club members who came out to help, especially Ken Zanon who put all this together.”