Event generates cash for library
The El Progreso Club hosted its eighth-annual Fun Shoot in support of El Progreso Memorial Library on Saturday, March 30.
The event raised an estimated $9,000-$10,000 through entry fees, a prize drawing and a silent auction. An exact total is still being tallied.
Funds raised will benefit the diverse offering of programs at the library. El Progreso Club member Carolyn Bevis stated in a previous interview that the El Progreso Club hosts this event because “the club recognizes the need for the library, not just because of the books, but also for the services and events it brings to community.”
Participants were recognized in three divisions, including youth, adult and expert. Prizes were awarded for first-, second- and third-place winners.
In the youth division, first-place honors were given to Aaron Graves; second place, Nathan Boone; and third place , Briggs Shepard.
In the adult division, Michael Kolacek won first place and high overall; Browder Graves second place; Christian Fowler third place.
Barbara Dillahunty|El Progreso Club
(Above left) El Progreso Club Fun Shoot adult division contestants Michael Kolacek (right) and Browder Graves (left), smile after winning first and second place, respectively. Kolacek was also awarded for the highest score overall in the adult division. (Above right) El Progreso Fun Shoot youth division (left to right) second-place winner Nathan Boone, first-place winner Aaron Graves and third-place winner Briggs Shepard. More than 10 youth entered in this year’s competition. (At right) Willam Berry displays his plaque denoting first place in the expert division of the El Progreso Gun Club Fun Shoot. The event took place Saturday, March 30, at the Uvalde Gun Club.
For the expert category, first place was awarded to William Berry, second place David McCutchen, and third place LaDon Richardson.
El Progreso Club member Barbara Hogan stated that this year’s successful event drew 35 participants, with more youth shooters than they have seen in previous years.