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Dearborn Co. 4-H Shooting Sports Receives Generous Donation

Posted On April 20, 2017

Press release by Dearborn County 4-H Youth Development 

Pictured (left to right): Ethan Beiersdorfer, Dr. Steve Hubbard, Marissa, Kristie and Scott Gabbard and Liz Beiersdorfer. Photo provided.

(Dearborn County, Ind.) – Dr. Steven Hubbard of the Bright Veterinary Clinic, on behalf of Splinter Ridge Indiana Chapter of National Wild Turkey Federation, presented Scott and Kristie Gabbard and their daughter Marissa with a $400 donation to Dearborn County 4-H Shooting Sports.  In addition, present to receive the donation was Liz Beiersdorfer, Dearborn County 4-H Youth Development Educator and her son Ethan Beiersdorfer.

4-H Shooting Sports is a popular project with Dearborn County youth.  Ninety-one 4-H youth will complete 134 shooting sports projects this year.  Objectives of the Indiana 4-H Shooting Sports Project are to promote the highest standards of safety, sportsmanship and ethical behavior, including sound decision making, to enhance the development of self-concept, character and personal growth through socially acceptable involvement in shooting activities, and to teach safe and responsible use of firearms and archery equipment, self-discipline and concentration.

Seventeen 4-H certified instructors work with shooting sports youth in the following disciplines: rifle, shotgun, pistol, muzzle-loader, archery, hunting, and wildlife.  The project continues to grow and Steve Stenger, Site Coordinator, says “shooting sports is always looking for new volunteers to carry the program forward.  We especially need archery instructors”. If you are interested in becoming a 4-H Shooting Sports volunteer, or would like to support Dearborn County 4-H by making a donation to the shooting sports project, please contact Liz Beiersdorfer, Dearborn County 4-H Youth Development Educator by phone at 812-926-1189 or email ebeiers@purdue.edu.