"They helped us. This is my way of saying thanks," Danny Fenton of Deer Tales Archery said of a shoot to benefit the Montgomery County Cancer Association (MCCA) at a 3D course on the George DeWitt property near Litchfield on Sunday, July 14.
Fenton lost a kidney to cancer in 2012, and he and his wife, Jeanette, remain grateful to the MCCA for their assistance during that time.
"Thanks to all who came out to support MCCA and Deer Tales Archery," she said. "We had a really good day and were able to raise some money for a really good cause."
The Fentons presented a $200 check and plaque to MCCA Treasurer Pat Cailey at the indoor shooting range in Butler on Tuesday, July 16.
The shoot consisted of 30 targets along a wooded trail through 10 acres on the DeWitt property. The trail was developed by the local archery club, which hosts 3D shoots at the site once a month. Targets included deer, bears, a boar, turkeys, a coyote, fox, panther, alligators and a lion, all placed from 15 to 45 yards.
John Hancock won the bowhunter class, Bobby Hemken the traditional class, Woodrow Cooper won the open, Tarry Barbee the seniors, Kristen Warren the women's class, Jenna Matli the youth, and Jaxon Hancock the cubs.
Door prize winners at the benefit shoot were Jenna Matli, Jeremy White, Lance Hemken, Ryan Quinn, Dave Lindsay, Julius Baughman, Jason Hancock, Jaxon Hancock, John Hancock, Woodrow Cooper, Bobby Hemken, Gordon Fenton, Danny Fenton and Brent Warren. In the raffle, Marvin Fenton won the drawing for the welcome sign and Mike Plunkett won the drawing for a Weber charcoal grill.
Deer Tales Archery has an indoor shooting range at their location in Butler. Call 217-851-3060.