ALTO - B.C. Grant Baptist Outdoor Ministries of Alto expects to host more than 1,000 people at its 14th-annual archery shoot on Saturday, Aug. 10.
The family event includes activities for all ages, including archery competition, non-competition events, and door prize drawings for all in attendance.
The shoot consists of five ranges of 20 McKenzie-style targets plus additional novelty shots, including the IronMan. Marty and Val Chapman will be returning for their third year with a 3-D pop-up target shoot.
Trophies will be awarded in nine classes: Junior Marksman, Young Hunter, Youth Hunter, Youth Traditional, Ladies, Novice, Traditional, Hunter, and Open.
Registration and practice range will be open from 6:30-8 a.m., and shooters can save time by registering online at www.bcgrantoutdoors.com.
Breakfast will be provided. The shoot meeting starts at 8:15 a.m. with special guest speaker Gary Miller, a writer, speaker, author, and avid outdoorsman. His column, "Outdoor Truths," appears in approximately 70 newspapers and regional magazines across 18 states. He serves as a pro-staff member of several outdoor companies, including PSE Archery, Alpen Optics, Kentucky Antler Company, and Schiek Sports.
Spectators are welcome, and also are eligible for door prizes.
Organizer expect 800-plus shooters and 200-plus spectactors.
An affordable lunch also will be available.
B.C. Grant Baptist Church is located at 1405 B.C. Grant Road, Alto.
For more details on the tournament, contact Rob Blackburn, (706) 776-6169; or Kevin Stephens, (770) 869-1372.