4-H archery program hits bullseye

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The 4-Hers are slinging arrows in Carrabelle, thanks to some enthusiastic kids, dedicated volunteers and the support of the National Rifle Association.

In July, Teach Freedom, the NRA Foundation’s State Fund Grant Program, provided the UF/IFAS Franklin County Extension, which administers the Franklin County 4-H Association, $8,400 to get the archery program up and running.

Bill and Michelle Gray, of Carrabelle, a couple that serve as 4H adult volunteers, received their certification in archery education and put the donation to good use by securing the necessary equipment to teach youth valuable life skills, self-worth, and ethics within a fun, hands-on learning experience. 

“This program would not be as successful without the archery equipment donated to us from the Friends of NRA and the NRA Foundation, and we’re thankful,” said Michelle Huber, manager of the extension office.

Established in 1990, The NRA Foundation raises tax-deductible contributions in support of a wide range of firearm-related public interest activities intended to defend and foster the Second Amendment rights of all law-abiding Americans. These activities are designed to promote firearms and hunting safety, to enhance marksmanship skills of those participating in the shooting sports, and to educate the general public about firearms in their historic, technological and artistic context. 

For more information about the 4-H Archery Program, please contact Michelle Gray at 850-210-3277. 

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