Bullmasters hosting gun calendar to raise funds for fairgrounds
Northeast Kansans have a chance to win a new gun this year while also funding the construction of the new Jackson County fairgrounds.
A big part of 4-H is giving back to the community, and the Bullmasters 4-H Shooting Sports shooters are no different. Members of the club are giving back by helping the fair board raise funds to build the Northeast Kansas Heritage Complex just south of Holton.
The grounds will include a new, updated complex that will be available to host many different events and competitions. There will be a large arena, an amphitheater and several buildings for indoor events.
To generate funds for the construction of the Northeast Heritage Complex, members of the Shooting Sports auctioned off two BB guns during the fair and raised a total of $500.
The club is currently holding a “52 Gun, Gun Calendar” fund-raiser. A gun calendar gives participants a chance to win a gun once a week for a whole year.
Some of the guns offered as prizes include a Ruger Mark III .22, Taurus .357 revolver, Bushmaster AR-15 .223, Taurus Judge and Springfield Armory 9mm.
Applications for the tickets are on the Bullmasters Gun Calendar Facebook page or you can ask any Bullmasters shooter or coach. There are also some flyers posted around the county with information as well.
The tickets are $50 each, which is less than $.96 per week, and members are limited to only selling 1,500 tickets. All tickets purchased are considered a donation and are considered a tax-deductible contribution.
This fund-raiser will benefit the Bullmasters 4-H Shooting Sports and the Jackson County Fair Association. The fair board is raising money to construct the buildings and arena, and shooting sports members use the building to shoot in and to store many of the supplies needed to continue teaching area youth.
The shooters are helping to raise money so that they will continue to have plenty of room to shoot and store their equipment.
Shooters are asking community members for their help to build the new Northeast Kansas Heritage Complex. They also want to thank residents for their continued support in their endeavors.
For more information on 4-H Shooting Sports or the “52 Gun, Gun Calendar” call Ralph Cronkhite at 785-851-0685 or Lisa Cronkhite at 785-851-0498.
Each weekly winner is subject to an ATF background check. You must be 18 to win all firearms except handguns. You must be 21 to win a handgun.
Every ticket sold will be included in 52 separate drawings if the tickets are purchased by Dec. 15. Winners will be notified weekly, and they have 60 days to claim their prize.
Firearms can be picked up at Haverkamp’s IGA in Centralia or shipped to any FFL at the winner’s cost. The Bullmasters reserve the right to make substitutions depending on availability and/or age of winner.
Checks, money orders and cash are accepted, and returned checks are subject to a $5 fee. Checks can be made out to Bullmasters Shooting Sports and mailed to Bullmasters Shooting Sports, P.O. Box 204, Holton, KS 66436.
More information can also be found on the Bullmasters 4-H Shooting Sports Facebook page or the Bullmasters Gun Calendar Facebook page.
An official ticket will be mailed to you upon receipt of your payment.
Note: This article was submitted by Jason and Katelyn Meggison, senior shooters for the Bullmasters 4-H Shooting Sports Program.