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4-H champs need funds for nationals

Published 11:21am Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Four state champion shooters are raising funds to help them continue competing on the national stage.

After winning the Alabama 4-H Skeet and Trap competition, the Tallapoosa County 4-H team is set to compete in the 2013 National 4-H Invitational in Grande Isle, Neb. June 23-28.

But in order to make the trip, the team of Becca Cooper, John Chapman, Sam Cooper and Miles Landers are raising funds by selling Boston butts and slabs of ribs.

Amy Landers, whose husband Chris is a coach on the team and son Miles is a team member, is helping organize the fundraisers through the May 18 deadline.

“We’re having the fundraisers to raise money because it’s not cheap to go out there for a week,” Amy said. “What we’re doing right now is a Boston butt and ribs sale. That’s going on through May 18, and they’ll be available for pick up on May 24 in time for Memorial Day weekend.”

Boston Butts are $30, and ribs are being sold for $16.

Items will be available for pickup at the Alexander City Tractor Supply.

Amy said the team has also made custom gun racks for sale.

“They have made racks out of cedar wood. The holders on the cedar are shotgun shells, which is what they shoot,” Amy said. “It’s really neat. Ed Allen at the high school helped them out with that.”

Funds will go toward paying for hotels and travel expenses, as well as the shells used in the shooting competition.

For more information, contact Amy at 256-749-3928 or Chris at 256-749-0505.