Shoot for the Fields successful for JC Athletic Fields By: Johnson Creek Historical Society
The Johnson Creek Historical Society and the JC Mutual Hose Co. (JC Firemen) organized a fundraising trap shoot on October 15, 2016 benefitting the One Team One Dream vision to raise 2.5 million dollars to fund and install athletic fields at the new Johnson Creek MS/HS. The event raised an astounding $4,415.42 to contribute to the goal.
The Jefferson Sportsmen’s Club hosted the 50 bird event which ran from 9-4 pm and boasted an added money purse of $1000.00 with 21 payouts based on the Lewis Option. Top Gun for the event went to the sole score of 49 posted by Greg Koeppel. A $100 prize was awarded to the top JC Alumni, which resulted in a tie between Randy Reinders and Tommy Buglass, each scoring 44’s. The additional prize for Top Youth shooter also vied for a $100 cash and also resulted in a tie between brothers, Aaron and Evan Walechka, both shooting 46’s.
A total of 108 shooters posted scores for the day, meat and basket raffles were offered as well as food and drink being available. There were many sponsors which made the day a great success. Purse money sponsors included Rob’s Performance Motorsports, Holland & Thomas Surveyors, CNC Solutions, Lyle & James Wuesterberg, Luke Keeser Construction, John & Laurie Adams, Lebby’s Frozen Pizza, Tapper’s Bar, Midwest Electric, Insulation Industries Inc, Adam’s Asphalt, JWR Inc., Theder’s Lawn Care, JC Historical Society, JC Mutual Hose. Thank you to our meat raffle sponsors: Lemke Motorsports, LS Freelance, Blending Equipment Specialist, Tammy Hartwig, Sons of the American Legion, Jone’s Dairy Farm and Jelli’s Market. Thank you to the many businesses and individuals who supported and donated our 36 basket raffles.
We would especially like to thank the Jefferson Sportsmen’s Club for their generous support and to the youth sportsmen who posted some very respectable scores. Thank you to the first time shooters who tried something new and shot for the first time. Youth shooters supporting the event included: Emma and Jacob Reichert, Sam Thorman, Evan, Ethan and Aaron Walechka, Hannah Dathan, Simon Wenzel, Eli Keeser, Tod Schultz, Zach Brocker, Ben Polman, Sam & Morgan Toebe, Tori Nizzi, Trey Ernest, Isaac Hartz, Markus Wildes, Karsen Powell, Bow & Kaleb Hartwig, Logan Peot and Tyler Naatz. Complete scores are posted on the Johnson Creek Historical Society facebook page.