By Kevin Tatum
STATE 4-H SHOTGUN MATCH HELD
The Coffee County 4-H Shotgun team traveled to Savannah for the weekend of May 26-27 to compete in the Georgia 4-H Trap, Skeet and Sport Clays Match. The match was held at the Forest City Gun Club. Coffee 4-H had a senior 4-H team and two individuals (grade 9-12) and two junior 4-H teams (7th & 8th graders) to compete. Teams can be composed of three to four members. Senior 4-H team members included Drew Purvis, Slade Smith and Avery Vincent on one team and Jake Fletcher and Michael Roberts who competed as individuals. The Junior 4-H Teams included Alex Dunn, J.P. Harper, and Hudson Lott on one team and Adron Fletcher, Jesse Hulett, and Jed Stone on the other. Senior shooters shoot 100 rounds in Trap, 100 rounds in Skeet, and 100 rounds in Sporting Clays. For junior shooters, it is only 75 rounds in each contest event.
Coaches for the teams include Richard Grantham, Jody Ridlehoover, and Clay Thomas. A special thank you goes out to our coaches for their dedicated service and to the shotgun team parents for their support of all of the team members competing. Congratulations shooters and coaches on your successes this year.
GOAT SHOW INFO
It’s time to get signed up for the coming year’s County and State 4-H and FFA Goat Shows. We will be holding sign up and tagging for the goats at the Coffee Middle School Livestock Building on Tuesday, June 19, from 4:30 to 5:30 PM. In case someone has a conflict with this date, we will have a second tagging date on Tuesday, July 10, from 4:30 to 5:30 PM. Please come prepared to complete all necessary paperwork, assist with tagging your goats, and pay your registration fees. For more information, please contact the 4-H office at (912) 384-1402, or any of the Coffee County School System agriculture teachers at Coffee Middle, Coffee High, or George Washington Carver Freshman Campus.
If you have questions about the Coffee County 4-H Club program, or questions around the farm or home, please feel free to contact the Coffee County Extension office at (912) 384-1402. Remember, we are YOUR local connection to the University of Georgia.