By Dixon Bledsoe
Where can you “shoot” a turkey without firing any shoots?
One place to try your luck is the 68th annual Mt. Angel American Legion Post #89 Turkey Shoot on Nov. 8 and 9 at the club’s headquarters, 220 College St., Mt. Angel.
If you have ever wondered what a turkey shoot is all about, now is the time to find out.
The first step is attending the Turkey Shoot is from 7 to 11 p.m. Saturday or 2 to 9 p.m. Sunday.
Then, you need to decide what game you like to play. Participants can choose from card games including Showdown, 31 and poker.
Every level of player is welcome as the purpose of the Turkey Shoot is to have fun, get families together to socialize and raise funds for the American Legion veterans.
All proceeds after costs for the event go directly toward helping veterans.
“Veteran’s Day is right around the corner, and we want to help,” said Joe Borschwa, who is chairing the event for the Mt. Angel American Legion Post No. 89.
And exactly where do the turkeys come in for the Turkey Shoot?
“As prizes,” Borschwa said.
“We got the turkeys from Safeway and the other prizes, sausage and pepperoni, come from the Mt. Angel Meat Co. We try to buy everything local,” he said.
In these tough economic times, the Mt. Angel American Legion Post #89 is pleased to announce that there will be no entrance fee to the Turkey Shoot.
Game tickets are $3, and there will also be family Bingo. Food will be available for purchase, and will include hamburgers, sausage, pie and ice cream.