Turkey shoot to benefit autism board
by Rachel Davis
Mar 02, 2012 | 865 views | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The Sumiton Veteran’s Board will hold its annual turkey shoot on Saturday, from 9 a.m. to noon on 78 Highway in the Argo community, across from the old Bama Drag Strip. The cost for the event will be $20 for five shots or $5 per shot. This is a fundraiser for the Autism Children’s Board and is a joint effort between the Sumiton Veteran’s Board, the Sumiton Police Department and Sumiton Fire and Rescue.

“They really make the event happen and keep everybody safe,” city council and veteran’s board member Bill Fowler said. “We really appreciate all their help.”

Participants can bring their own, unloaded gun, but for the safety of all involved, organizers ask that they leave the ammunition at home.

“We will provide the ammo, no one should bring any ammo or a loaded gun,” Sumiton Assistant Police Chief Ryan Nix said. “We will give them the ammo when they step up to shoot.”

Participants will be allowed to shoot 12-, 16- or 20-gauge shells, 410-gauge shells will be available for children only. The rules state that no hand-modified barrels will be allowed and only store-bought chokes will be allowed.

If the event is canceled due to rain, it will be held the next Saturday, March 10, at the same location and time.

Anyone needing information about the event should call the Sumiton Police Department at 648-3261.