Turkey Shoot Raises Funds for Families

The 11th Annual Leiper’s Fork Turkey Shoot kicks off with a bang the first weekend in November (November 1st and 2nd).  The experienced marksmen and non-experienced alike can try their skill and luck at winning a frozen turkey or Greer’s Country Ham.  Organizers provide shotguns and all ammunition but shooters are welcome to bring their favorite shotgun.

This event is organized by four local families who use proceeds from this event to help disadvantaged families have a happier holiday.

According to Mike “Goose” Davis, one of the event’s organizers, 37 children and 10 families were helped last year. “We are hoping for more this year because we also have a guy who will match the money if we raise more than $5,000.”

Funds raised have provided a holiday dinner, some extra groceries, winter clothing and a few goodies from Santa for the children.   The turkey rounds are $3 per shot or $10 per shot if you are vying for a Greer’s Country Ham.

The Downtown Leiper’s Fork Association under the Heritage Foundation of Franklin & Williamson County is hosting this year’s event.  The Shoot is held in the heart of Historic Leiper’s Fork Village at the Preston Farm on Saturday, November 1st, from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. and Sunday, November 2nd, 10 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.

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