HOWARD — A small army of area volunteers made Saturday’s Pheasants Forever Youth Field Day at Campbell’s Range near Howard a big success. Mother Nature, who held off expected rain storms until evening, gave a big assist. The hospitable weather helped the event draw 276 kids locally, as well as from the Columbus, Newark and Mansfield areas.
The entire event is funded by sponsors and the chapter’s annual banquet dinner. One hundred percent of the donated money goes to the actual event activities and is spent locally. Volunteers at each station gave demonstrations and introductory training in the fine art of safe and responsible outdoorsmanship. Knox County chapter secretary (No. 616) of Pheasants Forever, Althea Dye, could not have been happier with the turnout.
“We partnered with a huge group of people and we had a large number of volunteers,” Dye said. “One woman drove from her home in Alexandria, picked up her grandson in Hilliard, drove all the way here and stayed all day.”