Rocketeers present donation to Marksman Club
April 14, 2022
DAYTON-Columbia County Civil Deputy Tim Quigg presented 4-H Marksman Club leader Jeff Jenkins with a $3,200 donation on behalf of the Blue Mountain Rocketeers. After interest declined in the Rocketeers, Quigg said the club decided to disband. Under the organization's rules, any funds held by the club after closing needed to be donated to another youth group. BMR selected the local 4-H marksman club to donate their remaining funds.
"This donation is from kids to kids," Quigg said. "We knew this was the right group to receive the money."
For nearly 15 years, the Marksman Club has taught Columbia County youth about firearm safety, hunter's education, and shooting skills. Jenkins said that club members are not required to handle a firearm; they can simply attend and learn about firearm safety.
The donation will help purchase ammunition for events, including trap shoots. Ammunition is one of the many products that has experienced sharp price increases in recent years. Jenkins said that, before the donation, the club was getting ready to plan and carry out multiple fundraisers.
Over the past two years, the Marksman Club has been unable to meet regularly. Now that COVID-19 has relaxed its grip on the world, the club looks forward to getting together again and learning about firearm safety.
As the club prepares to return to the range, Jenkins said that new members and volunteers are always welcome. Visit the local 4-H Extension office for more information.