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Law Enforcement Torch Run’s 5th Annual Holiday Sweater Fun Run 5K

The Law Enforcement Torch Run’s 5th Annual Holiday Sweater Fun Run 5K will be held Sunday, November 18, 2018 at Moe’s Tavern, 10 Railroad Street, Lee, MA 01238.

The event is organized by the Law Enforcement Torch Run with the Lee police Dept. and Special Olympics MA.

The entry fee for the run/walk is $20 per person online until Nov. 16. Race day entry fee is $25.

Entrants are also encouraged to do additional fundraising.

To register online, go to specialolympicsma.org, follow “Events” to “Running Headquarters” to find “Holiday Sweater Run”.

The first 100 registrants get an official 2018 T shirt.

Online registration deadline is Nov. 16th at 11:45 pm.

Fundraising deadline is Jan. 31, 2019 at 11:45 pm.

The event fundraising goal is $10,000.

Race day schedule:

8:30 – 9:45 am Check in

10:00 am Run/Walk begins

11:00 am Awards

Celebration at Moe’s Tavern after awards

Prizes will be awarded to the top three male and female finishers in each age group.

Proceeds from the Run will benefit Special Olympics Massachusetts.

For more information about the Holiday Sweater Run call Natalia Steffan at (508) 485-0986 ext. 245 or email her at xtramile@specialolympicsma.org.

To learn more about Special Olympics visit specialolympicsma.org.

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Northwest CT Rod and Gun Club Turkey Shoot

The Northwest CT Rod and Gun Club Turkey Shoot will be held Sunday, Nov. 18, 2018 at the Northwest CT Rod and Gun Club, 148 South Canaan Rd (Route 7), Canaan, CT 06018.

No folks, we’re not shootin turkeys here. We are shooting at paper targets where the best marksmen and women can win turkeys and other prizes. This is a family event – children can participate if accompanied by an adult.

There is no pre-registration, just show up shoot morning to sign up.

This is a shotgun-only shoot for 410, 20, 16 and 12 gauge shotguns. Participants should bring their own firearms, but there is a “Club 20 gauge shotgun” available.

The entry fee is $3 per person, per round, which includes ammunition. Each shooter gets one shot per round. There will be 10 rounds.

The competition requires shooting at a half dollar-sized paper target from a distance of 90 feet. The shot with a puncture closest to the cross-hairs on the target wins the round.

The Turkey Shoot is an outdoor event and will be held rain or shine- only the most extreme weather conditions will cause cancellation.

The shoot day schedule is as follows:

10:00 am   Registration

11:00 am Shoot begins

Prizes awarded after each round.

The 5th, 7th and 9th rounds are cash award rounds. The others are turkey rounds.

This is the sixth and final Turkey Shoot in a six event series. The shoots are a major fundraiser for the Northwest CT Rod and Gun Club, and all proceeds from the events will help fund the Club’s programs.

For more information about the shoots call Gene at (860) 824-7478.

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