Lions, tigers, bears . . . and giraffes?

| May 27, 2013
The Coshocton County Sportsmen’s Association sponsored the Rinehart 100 this past weekend, which features 100 archery targets ranging from African lions to American bears. As of Saturday morning, over 500 bow enthusiasts from all over Ohio, Canada and other states participated in the event. Pictured is 15 year old Joey Hanson of Mount Vernon, plucking his target from the life size giraffe target. He said, “It was the coolest target I’ve ever shot at.” (Beacon photo by Mark Fortune).

The Coshocton County Sportsmen’s Association sponsored the Rinehart 100 this past weekend, which features 100 archery targets ranging from African lions to American bears. As of Saturday morning, over 500 bow enthusiasts from all over Ohio, Canada and other states participated in the event. Pictured is 15 year old Joey Hanson of Mount Vernon, plucking his target from the life size giraffe target. He said, “It was the coolest target I’ve ever shot at.” (Beacon photo by Mark Fortune).

Over 500 archery enthusiasts from Ohio and other states including North Carolina, Kentucky, Michigan, Indiana and a group from Canada took part in the Rinehart 100, which features 100 foam archery targets, with 50 targets featuring African animals and 50 targets featuring more well-known American animals like moose, bear and others. The African side of the event had a life-size giraffe that was popular along with an elephant, gazelle, bat and many others.

The event was held at the Coshocton County Sportsmen’s Association and was coordinated by Jim Lauvray and Karl Steiner with many volunteers helping set up the targets and routing the course. Lauvray said that Steiner found out the company was looking for a location in Ohio to hold the event and that the local facility was ideal and the event is a way to make some good money for the club.

Eleven year old Noah Denslow, from Castalia, Ohio, was in the first group to finish and said, “It was nice, with good paths. I enjoyed the giraffe.”

Lauvray said he wanted to thank everyone that helped put the event on, “Thanks to everyone that helped. We appreciate the support for the club. It takes a lot of work to put an event like this on and we couldn’t do it without everyone’s help.”

Participants could enjoy a hot cup of coffee, burgers, hot dogs and a slice of pie following their trek through the woods.

The Coshocton County Sportsmen’s Association will be sponsoring their annual youth program this summer with the last day to register being June 6 from 4 to 5 p.m. at the club’s facility. A parent must be present to register. The six week program features air rifle, twenty-two rifle, archery, fishing and trap for older youth. Dates are June 6, 13 and 20, then July 11, 18 and 24. The first night (June 6) includes a one hour safety meeting from 5 to 6 p.m. with all other evenings from 6 to 8 p.m.

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I live with my beautiful wife Nancy on a small farm just outside Coshocton. We have been married for thirty two years and have two grown children, Jessica and Jacob. Jessica is married to Aaron Mencer and they are employed with Coshocton City Schools. Jacob is a sophomore at Kent State University. I graduated from River View High School, have a Bachelor’s Degree from North Carolina Wesleyan University and am actively involved with the Roscoe United Methodist Church, serve on several local committees and am a member of the Coshocton Kiwanis Club, having served as Past-President. I love reading, especially military thrillers, the Civil War and history in general. My goal is to write a novel. My wife and I are also AdvoCare distributors and encourage anyone wanting to lose weight, gain energy and better health to explore AdvoCare at our website; www.fortunes4advocare.com. I love the media field, innovative technology and have worked in newspapers for over 30 years – in fact, my first job was delivering newspapers. The Beacon is a dream made possible by the support of this community and a great team. I hope to continue serving Coshocton County for many years.

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