Hunters Helping Kids To Host Annual Kids Field Day Saturday, Aug. 25

Published Tuesday, August 14, 2018 at 12:37 pm

Scenes from an earlier kids field day, hosted by the High Country Chapter of Hunters Helping Kids.

By Sherrie Norris

One of the most exciting, entertaining and educational days of the summer for local children and youth is just days away.

On Saturday, Aug. 25, the High Country Chapter of Hunters Helping Kids will host its annual kid’s field day at Appalachian Ski Mountain, which promises to be a day to remember for all involved.

For youngsters ages 5-15, the outdoor world comes alive through instruction and hands-on opportunities in various aspects of outdoor life and sporting events. Dozens of adult volunteers will be on hand to help teach youngsters safety skills through a wide range of fun activities including fishing, archery, rifle and fire safety.

The daylong event also includes meals and snacks at no cost to participating families.

Attendance is limited to the first 100 kids pre-registered, which must be done by August 22 via mailed or faxed and signed registration form found online. Emailed forms will not be accepted and each form must be signed by a legal guardian. No exceptions will be made. More than one child in the family may be registered on the same form. (This does not include friends.)

A parent or guardian must accompany any child under the age of 10 at all times during the event. Check-in begins at 8:00 a.m. with the fun starting at 9 a.m.

Everything will wrap up 3:00 p.m. at which time prizes will be distributed. Participants must be present at the end of the day to receive prizes.

Hunters Helping Kids is a nonprofit organization dedicated to inspiring and educating our youth in wildlife conservation and management. The High Country Chapter focuses on helping children in our community through individual hunts, college scholarships, the Back Packs in School program, Santa’s Toy box, The MS Society, local youth church activities, and other general needs for children in our area.

The goal, said a group spokesperson, is very simple. “We want to make hunting possible for any kid that has a desire to hunt, but doesn’t have the place or means to do so.”

HHK is a volunteer organization that totally depends on great people with the desire to continue the heritage of hunting, fishing, and trapping and to pass it along with proper knowledge and safety to our future. Funding to do these great things comes from corporate, individual and other donations, with the main source welcomed through fundraising banquets held throughout the year.

Registration forms and instructions may be found at www.hhkhighcountry.org.                   

For more information or questions, contact Annette Fox at 828-264-3557.

 

 

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