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7th annual Clay Shoot to be held at Camp Aldrich
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A participant from the 2012 clay shoot takes aim down range. The shoot will now feature two (instead of one) target shooters at each of the 10 stations and there will also be two-person flurries, which will give shooters an opportunity to practice or compete amongst themselves for bragging rights. - photo by COURTESY PHOTO

The Barton Foundation will host its Seventh Annual Clay Shoot from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, April 17 at Camp Aldrich, 884 NE 110 Ave. in Claflin.  It is sponsored by Hammeke Electric, Inc, Innovative Livestock Services, MSI and Murphy Family Enterprises.
Shooters can participate as individuals or as three-person teams in the 100-target Lewis Class style tournament. The money raised is used for mini-grants for Barton faculty members to purchase items for their classrooms that will enhance the student learning experience.
Early bird registration is $60 through April 1. The fee is $70 after April 1. This includes lunch prepared by Great Western Dining, a round of 100 sporting clays, prizes for the overall winners and Lewis class winners and chance drawings for gifts.  The fee does not include shells, but those will be available for purchase.  Non-shooters can purchase a $10 ticket for lunch.  Shooters are allowed to bring their ATVs and golf carts. Shooters can register at  
The vendor for this year’s shoot will be Linden Target Sports, which will supply the equipment, run the operations for the event and design the course to complement Camp Aldrich’s landscape.
This is the first time the shoot will be held at Camp Aldrich, which is located two miles north of K-156 between Claflin and the Cheyenne Bottoms Wildlife Area. It sits on 290 acres of rolling sand hills and wilderness areas. The camp boasts at least 70 species of wild flowers and grasses, 57 different types of birds, deer, turkey and various other animals; some of which are on the endangered species list.
In only seven years, the shoot has already become one of the premier clay shooting events in the state and also one of the largest, said Coleen Cape, coordinator of fundraising and special events at the Barton Foundation.
For more information, contact Cape at or (620) 786-1136.

Other major sponsors for the fundraiser are:
12 Gauge Sponsors: Cuna Mutual Retirement Solutions, David and Shellie Thill, Dove Chevrolet Buick Cadillac, Farmers Bank and Trust, M & M Equipment, P & S Security
20 Gauge Sponsors: American State Bank & Trust Company, Jack Bowman, Eldridge Fencing, First Kansas Bank, Great Bend Farm Equipment Inc., Great Bend Tribune, Walmart Supercenter
.410 Gauge Sponsors: Adams Brown Beran & Ball CPA, Claflin Pump & Supply, Golden Belt Telelphone, Great Bend Coop, Mel and Darnell Holopirek, Holopirek Cattle Company, Keller Real Estate & Insurance Agency, Robert and Julie Peter, Plains State Bank, Abelardo Sotelo MD
Special thanks to The Sportsman’s Corner and O’Brien Sports Shop.