YORK SHOOT DRAWS 150 ENTRIES



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Although the number of participants was down some this year, the 22nd Annual  Sgt. Alvin C. York Memorial Shoot, held Saturday, March 22, 2014 at the York Farm in the Valley of the Three Forks of the Wolf River in Pall Mall, Tennessee was termed another great success.  The event is a re-creation of the shooting matches held during Sergeant York’s day and features X-Center/Over-the-Log shooting at 60 paces with Black Powder Muzzle-Loading Rifles.  This year there were participants from 11 states and Canada.  States represented included  Arkansas, Connecticut, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Missouri, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Tennessee.

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Most of this year’s participants are veteran shooters who have made it to most of the York Memorial Shoots over the past 22 years.  Above, left, are Allen Coon of Rush County, Indiana, who has been here 21 of the 22 years (he missed the first one), and Chief Range Officer Robin Warner, who has been here every year since 1998.  Above right, are Paul Swanson of Rockford, Illinois, who along with his wife Sandy have been involved with the shoot all 22 years, along with Don (Spike) Baker of Pennsylvania, who has made 17 of the 22 shoots.).  Go to www.fentresscouriernews.com for more photos.[nggallery id=106]