HANCOCK COUNTY — Greenfield area firefighter and police organizations have teamed up to host a bow shooting fundraiser to benefit a local police family.
The Hancock County Professional Firefighters Union Local 4787, the Hancock County Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 140 and the Greenfield Police Department organized a 3-D archery bow shoot event 9 a.m. Aug. 27 at Boondocks Farms, 8001 S. Grant City Road, Knightstown. The event will benefit the family of GPD Cpl. Steve McCarley, whose wife, Marti McCarley, has been diagnosed with leukemia.
Marti, who is currently in remission, faces a bone marrow transplant in the coming year, and local police and firefighters want to help the couple and their three children make ends meet while Marti is recovering, said GFD firefighter Travis Varga.
Boondocks Farms boasts a large wooded area with realistic 3-D archery targets from deer and raccoons to an alligator, Varga said. Participants will face off against the targets and the best scores will be tallied in three age groups — youth, which is 16 and younger; hunter, age 17 to 64; and senior, age 65 or older.
There will be door prizes and a 50/50 drawing at the event, as well as a concession stand. Those who attend are advised to bring their bows, extra arrows and bug spray, as the event is in a wooded area.
Though this is the first event, Varga said organizers hope to make it an annual effort and support someone different every year.
The event will be $20 in advance or $25 on the day of the event, which includes a T-shirt. Advance entries may be sent to Hancock County Professional Firefighters, 7993 E. State Road 234 Wilkinson, IN 46186. Entrants are asked to include their name, age and T-shirt size in the envelope or on the check, Varga said.
Information: David Wickard, 317-370-5996; Travis Varga, 317-919-8539.