Wetzel County Hopes and Memories will be holding its inaugural 50/50 shoot on Saturday, April 8 at Silverhill Fire Department.
The start time will be at noon.
Cost is $1 per sign-up, per class. Classes include Pattern and Center, 22 With Scope, 22 Open Sight, Rifle, and Hand Gun With Scope. For more information and clarification on classes call 304-889-3170 or 304-771-6773. Other events include cinch tournament, 50/50 drawing, and a gun raffle at 4 p.m. Raffle to win one of two guns -- Remington 700 243 with Scope 3x9x40 or Remington 12 GA. 870 2-3/4 inch to 3 inch chamber and turkey tube with 21 inch barrel. Guns are from the Trading Post in Pine Grove.
Event is open to the public.
Wetzel County Hopes and Memories includes individuals touched in some way by cancer. Members have loved ones who have fought and won the battle, as well as loved ones who have fought and lost.
"We all have battled this disease," notes the group's statement.
The organization is a non-profit in Wetzel County, and the group's mission is to alleviate some of the hardship and strain brought to families when someone they love is diagnosed with cancer. The group's goal is to raise enough money to help cancer patients in the county with financial burdens they face while receiving treatments. Some ways to help are through funds to help with travel to and from treatment, accommodations, or perhaps a utility bill.
Other upcoming events for the group are as follows: May 6, 7-10 p.m., Mother/Son Dance at Lewis-Wetzel Family Center; May 27, 5 p.m., Spring Auction at Wileyville Auction House; July 7, Paint n' Sip at Lewis-Wetzel Family Center; Oct. 28, 11 a.m. - All Day, Coon Hunt at Wileyville Auction House.