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Visitors Bureau honors pair of outdoor groups
This year's Tourism Volunteer of the Year Award presented by the Schuylkill County Visitors Bureau will be shared by the Schuylkill County Sportsmen's Advisory Board and the Schuylkill County Sportsmen's Association.
In announcing the co-recipients of the award, Schuylkill County Visitors Bureau executive director Gina Gargano said the organizations were selected for their efforts to promote conservation and enjoyment of our outdoors recreational resources such as Norm Thornburg Youth Conservation Camp, Youth Field Day, Women's Day, Outdoor Recreation Map and representing Schuylkill County by participation in the Great American Outdoor Show to be held February 1-9 at the Pennsylvania State Farm Show Complex, Harrisburg.
"I am honored to congratulate the Sportsmen's Advisory Board and the Sportsmen's Association for being recognized by the Schuylkill County Visitors Bureau as the 14th annual Tourism Volunteer of the Year for 2013," Gargano said. "It takes the energy and enthusiasm of people like you to make good things happen."
Craig Morgan will represent the Sportsmen's' Advisory Board and president Gary Slutter will represent the Sportsmen's Association when the awards are presented Monday, Dec. 9, at 6 p.m., at Vito's Coal-Fired Pizza in the Coal Creek Plaza, Saint Clair. Tickets are available by calling the visitors bureau at (570) 622-7700.
Applications for YES program being accepted
Applications are being accepted from current high school sophomores and juniors for participation in the Youth Education Summit sponsored by the National Rifle Association, which will be held Monday-Sunday, June 23-29, in Washington, D.C.
Each year 45 qualifying students from across the United States are chosen to travel to the nation's capital, where they participate in the week-long educational opportunity. YES encourages young adults to become active and knowledgeable U.S. citizens by learning about the Constitution and Bill of Rights, the federal government and the importance of being active in civic affairs.
Activities on the schedule include guest speakers at NRA Headquarters and the National Firearms Museum, competitive debates with other high school students from across the nation, informative tours at historic sites and monuments in and around Washington, D.C., and meeting national leaders from Capitol Hill and around Washington, D.C. In addition to the week in Washington D.C., YES participants compete for $30,000 in college scholarships.
Information on the NRA Youth Education Summit is available by calling (800) 672-3888, ext. 1351, or by email at email@example.com.
PGC deer biologist radio program guest
Pennsylvania Game Commission deer biologist Chris Rosenberry is today's guest on "Experience The Outdoors" with Republican Herald/News-Item outdoors editor Doyle Dietz, from 7-7:30 a.m. on WLSH 1410-AM, 9:30-10 a.m. on WMGH, Magic 105.5-FM, and on the Web at www.wmgh.com by clicking the "Experience The Outdoors" link.
Sporting clays, 9 a.m., Friedensburg Fish and Game; for information call (570) 617-8416.
This week's events
- Monday: Friedensburg Fish and Game meeting, 8 p.m., 169 Stone Mountain Road, Pine Grove; for information call Lamar Hummel at (570) 617-8416, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Thursday: Tulpehocken Rifle and Pistol Club meeting, 7 p.m., Berger Road, Pine Grove; for information access the website at www.tulrpc.com. Schuylkill Spurs Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation meeting, 7:30 p.m., 633 Hancock St., McAdoo; for information, call Kevin Titus at (570) 668-5903.
- Saturday: "Wings Over Water," 9-11 a.m., Goose Cover overlook, PPL Montour Preserve, Washingtonville.
- Sunday, Dec. 8: Sporting clays, 9 a.m., Roedersville Game and Fish, 1357 Mountain Road, Pine Grove; for information call (570) 640-8773. Muzzleloader shoot, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., First Frontier Militia, Bowmanstown Rod and Gun Club, Gun Club Road, off Route 248. Port Clinton Fish and Game meeting, 2 p.m.; for information call Ted Knoblauch at (610) 562-4310 or e-mail email@example.com.
- Compiled by Doyle Dietz