Photo by Tamie Meck
Archery club helps toy drive
From left, Gene Foster instructs junior archers Odessa Shenk, 8, Cece Houseweart, 7, and Izzy Houseweart, 9, at the annual Toys for Tots archery shoot, held Saturday night at the Ellen Hansen Smith Teen Center in Paonia. This is the fifth year the Red Feather Bowmen archery club has sponsored the event. An adult competition was also held. Entry was by donation of a new toy or cash, which will go to the American Legion Post #97’s toy drive. Each year the shoot donates between one and three dozen toys and between $100-$200 in cash to the drive. For 25 years the archery club has held practices and competitions every Tuesday and Thursday night, from November through April, at the teen center.