The money used to make the donations came from the group's annual fund-raising banquet, held May 28. Attendance at the dinner was up 40 percent over its first year in 2008.
Receiving funding were:
4-H's Ohio 4-H Shooting Sports via Kirk Bacon of the Geauga County Coyotes. Received was $2,400 for the purchase of two shotguns, a trap thrower, clay targets and shotgun shells.
The ORCO Gun Club in Geneva Township received $1,673 to assist with noise abatement on the club's several target ranges. This has become an issue as the club increasingly is being crowded by housing development.
The Weslaco Sportsmen's Club received $836 in order to help the Hambden Township group upgrade its archery program that will help bring it in compliance with the standards of the National Archery in Schools Program.
For details about the local Friends activities, contact it at WesternReserveFNRA2gmail.com.
- Jeffrey L. Frischkorn