PORT O’CONNOR – Have guns will travel to Port O’Connor for a fundraising clay shoot.
The POC Inaugural Clay Shooting Competition is set for Saturday, Oct. 8, in the field behind the Port O’Connor Community Center.
The Port O’Connor Service Club is hosting the event, which is to raise funds for repairs and updates to the community center.
“We decided to do the clay shoot because it’s different,” said Maeghen Strahm, a member of the service club and board member of the community center. “Everyone is doing a fishing tournament.”
David Selby, owner of Coastal Sporting Clays in Port Lavaca, will handle the shooting event. Strahm said Coastal Clays has put on events all over the state, and it will be very professional.
The event will have 10 stations with a total of 60 shots – three pairs at each station. It runs from 7 a.m. to noon, and the public is invited to watch.
Team check-in is 7 – 8:30 a.m., which is followed by a mandatory safety meeting. The shoot begins at 9 a.m., with awards presented at noon at the pavilion.
“The public can not get up against the shooters as only shooters will be allowed on the course. People can come and watch, just not right up against the station,” said Strahm.
The event is open to 20 four-member teams. Registration forms can be found at pocserviceclub.org.
In addition to the clay shoot, there will be raffles, a silent auction that includes a GlowRow package for four donated by Friends of the Port O’Connor Library, a gift card tree put together by the Port O’Connor Chamber of Commerce, and artwork from local artist Dawn Ragusin.
POC 475 Bar & Grill will be cooking breakfast tacos and drinks donated by Speedy Stop and Pepsi.
Living in an unincorporated area means “we have to put our heads together and get things done,” said Strahm. “It’s great to see them (members of the service club) in action. It’s amazing.”