Members and advisors of the Delta County 4-H Shooting Sports program were at the Orchard City Town Board meeting on Feb. 12 to say "Thanks."
Last summer, the town trustees donated a water tap to the facility where local 4-H'ers learn about firearm safety, develop personal responsibility and character, and hone their national-level shooting sports skills.
The outside-of-town water tap is valued at $15,500, and having it at the shooting sports range 'dobie site during summer practice and competition events is a much-appreciated addition to the facility.
Jackie Goza, Tri-River extension youth agent, told the trustees, "We can't thank you enough for providing this water tap for us."
Kathy Welt, president of the 4-H Shooting Sports Council, told the board members, "This is a wonderful addition" to the facility, "We are truly fortunate to have such great support from you."
District #2 County Commissioner Bruce Hovde was present as the county crews provided installation work for the water tap, also at no cost to the 4-H'ers. He also thanked the Orchard City trustees, noting, "I usually try and stay out of the line of fire," and added, "These young people who excel in shooting sports are also good citizens and I commend 4-H for that. Thank you for your contribution to the well-being of these young people."
Mayor Don Suppes spoke for the town board saying, "All of the members of this board feel very strongly about the (benefits of) shooting sports program."blog comments powered by Disqus