The Shoot-o-ree is the brain child of event chairman Mike Sines.
“We’re going to have BB guns, paint balls, they’re going to be able to shoot at a T-shirt, and have a one-of-a-kind T-shirt. We’re going to have photography belt loops, where they will be shooting pictures; they’ll be shooting marbles for a marbles belt loop; water rockets; shooting basketballs; shooting slingshots; catapults; archery with a bow and arrow,” Sines said. “And we have a first-of-its-kind glow-in-the-dark marshmallow shooting gallery.”
Sines said the boys who sold a certain amount of popcorn last year could get crossbows that shoot full-size marshmallows.
“So we’re going to hang black lights in the basement of one of the cabins, and we’re going to set the black lights to where everything is going to be fluorescent and glowing,” Sines said. “And they get to have a multitude of things, like a shooting gallery with the marshmallows.”
The Shoot-o-ree will run from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and the public is invited, with an admission fee of $1 to cover insurance.
“The registration deadline has already happened, but kids will be able to register at the door if they need to,” Sines said. “There’s going to be concessions, so we will have food out there.”
Sines said the event is open to the entire Council, but most of the participants will likely be people from the District. Sines said the preliminary numbers he has show that 200 boys have already registered to participate in as many as 10 different events.
FRANK LEWIS may be reached at (740) 353-3101, ext. 232, or email@example.com.