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Northwest CT Rod and Gun Club Oct 27th Turkey Shoot

The Northwest CT Rod and Gun Club Turkey Shoot will be held Sunday, Oct. 27, 2019 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 cash 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 are  awarded after each round.

This is the second  Turkey Shoot in a six event series held on consecutive Sundays. The next events will be Nov. 3rd, Nov. 10th, Nov. 17th and Nov. 24th.

The Nov, 24th Shoot will include an hour-long shoot for the local Cub Scouts.

The shoots are a major fundraiser for the Northwest CT Rod and Gun Club. All proceeds from the events will help fund the Club’s programs.

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

Top learn more about the Rod and Gun Club visit

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Kent Pumpkin Run

The Kent Pumpkin Run, 43rd Annual, will be held Sunday, Oct. 27, 2019 at the Kent Green at Town Hall in Kent, CT. The event is sponsored and organized by the Kent Chamber of Commerce.

The 5 mile run/walk and Kid’s Runs begin and end at the Kent Green. The Kid’s Run has both  1/2 mile and 1 mile options.

Participants are encouraged to wear costumes.

To pre-register visit

For online registration, entry fee for 5 Mile Run/Walk is $25 plus $2.45 processing fee until Oct. 19th when online registration ends, then $30 .

Commemorative T shirt to first 500 registrants.

Registration caps at 1000 entries.

Kid’s (12 years old and under) online registration is free by Oct.18th and $5 after.

Also at download printable entry form .

Make checks payable to Kent Chamber of Commerce and mail to:

Kent Chamber of Commerce

P.O. Box 124

Kent, CT 06757

Entrants can also register online to join Team Julia’s Wings to support the fight against aplastic anemia. Prices are $48.47 for 5 Mile race and $11.54 for Kid’s Run. Prices include processing fees and same deadlines apply.

Pre-registrants can pickup bibs and T shirts on Saturday, Oct. 26th, noon to 4:30 pm at:

Heron American Crafts Gallery

16 North Main St., Kent

The race day schedule of events is as follows:

10:00 am  Bib and T shirt pickup and  race day registration at Kent Green, Kent Town Hall

11:15 am    Kid’s Run 1/2 mile and 1 mile

Noon  5 Mile Run/Walk

Race is followed by music, refreshments, awards and town-wide events.

Cash prizes will be awarded to the top three male and female overall winners, for setting a new course record and to the first Kent resident finisher. Prizes will also go to the top three male and female finishers in eight age groups.

And, of course, prizes will be awarded for the five best costumes.

Chip timing will be provided by Fast Track Timing.

Proceeds from the event will benefit the Kent Food Bank, and participants and spectators alike are encouraged to bring a non-perishable item. The items can be left at Davis IGA during race week or brought to the start/finish area on race day.

For more information about the Pumpkin Run visit

To learn more about the Kent Food Bank visit

To learn more about Julia’s Wings visit

Thank you to these generous 2018 sponsors:

Kent Green,  Bartlett Tree Service, Davis IGA, High Watch Recovery Center, Sharon Hospital/Health Quest, Union Savings Bank, Bulls Bridge Inn, Club Getaway, Heron Gallery, Kent Barns, Kent Fitness, Kent Greenhouse & Gardens, Kent Park & Recreation, Kent School, New Milford Fitness & Aquatics Club, Northwest CT Community Foundation, and The Old Oak Tavern.  Also: Access Physical Therapy & Wellness, Blondin Shea Eye Care, Fife ‘n Drum Restaurant & Inn, House of Books, Kent Station Pharmacy, Kent Wine & Spirit, Kingsley’s Tavern, Dr. Michael Monsarrat, DMD, Nicholas/Tobin Insurance,  North Elm Home Furnishings, Salisbury Bank, Strong CORE Wellness Team, Tree Monsters, and Webster Bank.

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