On Tuesday, October 8, United Way of Appling County hosted its 9th annual benefit skeet shoot. The field consisted of fifteen two-man teams that had the opportunity to break one hundred targets (fifty each) in the competition. The team sponsored by Hunter Farms led the field by breaking seventy-seven out of one hundred targets. Representing that team was Jason Wilson and James Henry Hunter. K’leb Eason of the Appling Healthcare team was the overall individual winner this year by connecting on forty-three of fifty opportunities.
Over 99% of the funds raised for the Appling County United Way stay right here in Appling County. Some examples of the agencies that are assisted by United Way are Christmas in Action, Concerted Services- Meals on Wheels/Nutrition for the Elderly, Local Boy and Girl Scout Troops, Cub Scouts, American Red Cross, Tri- County CASA, Cross Ties Youth Ministries and many others. Local volunteers (your friends, neighbors, and co-workers) decide where funds go and carefully monitor their use year round. Programs sponsored by the United Way benefit or involve three out of every five families in Appling County in some way. A very special thanks goes to the volunteer scorekeepers, which consisted of Ashley Carter, Megan Overstreet, Samantha Craven, Janine Hunter and United Way Chairperson Ann Miller. Also, we would again like to especially thank Jeff and Michele Deen and grandson Johnny Lee Reynolds for their hospitality in hosting this year’s event at their wonderful skeet shooting facility located on their farm. Thanks again, to all that made this event possible and please remember, give to the United Way of Appling County. Approximately $1,500.00 was raised at this event for the local United Way Chapter.
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Pictured above, L-R, United Way board member Peggy Miles is shown with overall winner K’leb Eason, Team winners Jason Wilson and James Henry Hunter, and United Way board member Jeff Baxley.