Wilton Fish & Game Open House Aug. 4
WILTON - The Wilton Fish & Game Club on Rt. 2) with The Rimfire and Firing Pins Competition Youth League are holding their annual Open House on Saturday, Aug. 4 during the Wilton Blueberry Festival.
Events will be starting at 9 a.m. with Emily MacCabe from the Maine Dept. of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife. Emily will be offering Basic Compound Bow Instruction for all ages. All equipment will be provided. This is a good opportunity for everyone to become familiar with the sport of archery. The WF&G has recently purchased an additional 12 acres of abutting land which will be used for archery. Instruction will end at noon and will follow with trap shooting under the instruction of Charlie Tappan. Please bring your own ammo. Ear and eye protection required.
The shooting gallery and Gatling Gun will be offered again this year from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. This is an annual fundraiser for the Rimfire and Firing Pins Youth Competition League. Test your shooting skills and come join in the fun. A $50 prize for the high scorer in each category of the Shooting Gallery, Gatling Gun, and Trap Shooting will be offered.
Hot Dog and Hamburger lunch will be provided by the youth league. Funds earned by the youths will be used for equipment. Look in town for the WF & G table during the festival days by Food City. A raffle is being held with some terrific prizes. 1st. Grand prize: Youth Bow Package donated in memory of Richard A. Rowe by Jeff Rowe and family. 2nd. Prize: Ruger Rifle, All American .270 Winchester , bolt action , sponsored by Audette’s Hardware in Winthrop. 3rd.prize: Salmon Fishing Trip on Rangeley Lake with Wilton resident Bruce Dyke. One Day, two-person trip for the spring season 2013. All equipment provided. 4th prize: Long handled Cherry Step Stool with WF&G logo donated by W.A. Mitchell Fine Furniture. Made right in Farmington. 5th prize: 1/2 Ton Hardwood Pellets donated by Wood Pellet Warehouse located in Jay. There are many additional door prizes which will be drawn. Calzolaio Pasta Co. has generously donated a $50 gift certificate for dinner at their location of Wilson Stream. WF &G member Warren Bryant has donated one of his hand crafted walking sticks. Fabian Oil of Jay has donated 2- $25 Valero Fuel Cards. $25.00 Gift Certificate from our friendly Wilton Hardware Store. Dexter Supply of Wilton donated a $20 gift card. CN Brown-Big Apple of Wilton– has donated a $10 Fuel Card.
WF & G appreciates the support of our local businesses and would like to remind residents to show their support by shopping local. New memberships are always welcome! Forms will be available at the club house and at the raffle table downtown. FMI: Call Phil at 897-4305 or 897-3027