With over 1,000 shooters and more than $8,000 raised, the community really came out to support the 21st annual Shrine Turkey Shoot two-day event. It was by far our best “shoot” yet and a reflection on our caring community from the donors to the shooters and volunteers. Family entertainment was had by all parents, children, and grandparents alike. Even spectators, who only came to observe the fun or have food and fellowship and support the mission of the Kosciusko County Shrine Club, had a great time.
The following sponsors are committed to community and made the event so successful by their gracious donations to the philanthropic mission we support: Akron Concrete Products, Albertson’s Sport Shop, Alderfer Bergen and Company, American Legion Post 49 Sons of the Legion, American Table, Animal Welfare League of Kosciusko County, Arby’s North-Warsaw,B-Macs/Bogo, Back 40 Sporting Clays, Bart’s Watersports, Batesville/Hillenbrand, Big R, Blasted Brass Jewelry, Brenspeed, Chubbie’s Pub and Grub, Clearwater Car Wash, Creighton Farms/Crazy Egg Café, Culligan of Warsaw, Culver’s of Warsaw, Denlinger Gun Repair, Derek Sadler, Derry Electric, Five Star/Jay Solloway and family, Mike Foreman and family, Hacienda, Hall and Marose Silveus, The Helm family, Henry Arms, Hoffman Auto Parts, Milt Holmgrain and family, IDNA/Sportulas, Jarette family, JB Furniture, Jellystone Campground, Kehler Law Firm, Bonnie Kellum family, Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Department – Rocky Goshert – Sheriff, Ladies of the Shrine, Lake City Motors, Lakeside Chevrolet, Latte Lounge and the Cave on the Square, Lakeview Liquors – Silver Lake, the Warnacut family, Leesburg Liquors, the Van Curen family, Maple Avenue Florist, Maple Leaf Farms, Meijer’s Supermarket, McAllister’s Deli, McHatton-Sadler Funeral Chapels, Metzger Auctioneers, Miner and Lemon Law Office, Moe’s Southwest Grill, Monteith Tire, Mutual Bank – 15 North, Napa, Owens East and West, Patona Bay Marina, Penguin Point of Warsaw, Pizza Hut, R&B Car Company, Ranger Materials, Reinholt’s Town Square Furniture, Rice Ford, Rise and Roll Bakery, Ritter’s Ice Cream, The Ross family, Fred and Vicki, Service Liquors, the Likens family, Sleepy Owl Restaurant, Don and Bernice Smith family, Some Place Else Saloon, Starbucks, Syracuse Police Department – Chief Jim Layne, The Bowling Alley, The Tire Barn, Tractor Supply, Two Bear Arms Guns, Fred Vinning family, WRSW Radio, WalMart of Warsaw, Warsaw/Wayne Township Fire Territory – Chief Michael Wilson, Wings Etc., and Wyndham Gardens.
A very special thanks goes out to the Ladies of the Shrine for preparing and serving food and coordinating the silent auction; without you, the event would not be possible. Two Bear Arms was a tremendous contributor this year and made a significant gift of .410 youth shotgun to the Shrine Club and local shooting sports for our youth. Thank you to the American Legion Post #49, Sons of the American Legion Squadron #49, for a generous contribution of $500 direct to the Shrine Children’s Hospital. Last but not least, thank you to all the members of the Kosciusko County Shrine Club who gave their time and talents to make this event one of the club’s most popular and prosperous annual fundraisers.
The annual shoot is held to support the Kosciusko County Shrine Club. The Kosciusko County Shrine Club, celebrating 79 years, is best known for the annual trip for third graders to the Shrine Circus, with literally over 65,000 students, since 1957, taken free of charge to the circus. Furthermore, the club firmly realizes “no man stands so tall as when he stoops to help a child.” In 2017, a direct contribution to the Shrine Children’s Hospital totaled $7,500. On average, the county has over 125 patients treated with world-class orthopedic and burn care, regardless of the ability to pay. The Turkey Shoot is a fantastic way for the community to support the local Kosciusko County Shrine Club and its philanthropic mission.
May God bless each and every one of you. Your selfless contribution will be of benefit to those children the Shrine serves through our long-standing and continued philanthropic mission since 1922.
Don Smith, Chairman
John Sadler, Co-Chairman