Classic event raises nearly $40,000 for Scouting

Aug. 25—More than 200 shooters took part in the 29th annual Boy Scout Clay Classic at Camp Yocona last weekend. Organizers found this year's participation up 19 percent over last year.

It raised net proceeds of almost $40,000. That money goes to fund camp scholarships, making sure every Scout in the area served by the local council who wants to attend summer camp has the opportunity to go.

The event is competed by teams in three different divisions. Each division recognizes a champion and a runner up. The best individual shooter in each division is recognized as top gun, and the best overall female shooter is recognized as well.

Corporate Division — 100 rounds per shooter, 400 rounds per team

Champion: Cash Properties — 365/400

Runner Up: Funky's — 356/400

Top Gun: Gary Holcomb (Funky's) 96/100

Elite Eagle Division — 60 rounds per shooter, 120 rounds per team

Champion: North Mississippi Health Services Team 1 — 112

Runner Up: Cash Properties — 108

Top Gun: Jackson Wages (NMHS#1) — 60/60

Clay Classic Division

Champion: AAA Lawn — 357/400

Runner Up: Cole's Guns & Ammo — 352/400

Top Gun: Curtis Hilt (AAA Lawn) — 94/100

(tie for Top Gun with Howell Palmer settled on scorecard)

Top Female Shooter: Kristi Crawford — 85/100

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