Turkey Shoots are in season. Look through this week's paper for ads about upcoming events.
Talking Rock resident Isabella Brandreth takes aim off of Joseph Ellis’ arm as Turkey Shoot sponsor Appalachian Mountain Scottish Rite Association Vice President Greg Gibson looks on.
What is she aiming for? Not a turkey, but a target about one hundred feet out. If she can come closer to the center of the target than the other nine competitors, she will earn her family a frozen turkey, just in time for Thanksgiving.
Brandreth hit the target, but didn’t win the bird. One out of three isn’t bad for a first-timer though. Volunteers at last Saturday’s event said they were surprised by the number of kids, many of whom have never shot before.
220 shooters vied for either turkey, ham, or cash at the first annual Turkey Shoot, held in Hill City. Gibson said a specific fundraising goal wasn’t set but organizers raised around $700 during the seven-hour event. Gibson said proceeds would go toward helping Santa Claus deliver to Pickens County’s most needy children early Christmas morning. The A.M.S.R. Association also purchases toys for children at Scottish Rite to play with while in the hospital.
If you want to try your luck at a turkey shoot, see ads for shoots planned for this weekend, Page 3A of our print or e-edition.