JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - A skeet shoot and sportsman auction will feature more than 140 guns up for bid. There will be first, second, and third place trophies awarded to overall skeet shoot winners.
The skeet shoot begins Saturday, March 12 at Phillips Auction Facility, 5867 Greene 721, beginning at 8 a.m.
"Anyone can participate if they are 16 years or younger, if they have an adult with them," David Phillips, owner of Phillips Auction said. "One hundred percent of the skeet shoot goes to Hospice House."
The rain date for the skeet shoot is April 2. Rain or shine, the auction will take place at 3 p.m. at the same location.
"It is held in Mary Hester's memory. She was one of the organizers of the first skeet shoot done," Phillips said. "She was also a shooter. But, she was a lot of help. In getting this thing organized and showing us what we needed to do. She was a great big help and a wonderful person." The auction this year will consist of guns, boats, motors, trailers, campers, ATV's and much more.
"We've got roughly 140 or 145 guns," Phillips said. The first 90 will sell regardless of price.
"We're going to give a certain percentage of commission to the Hospice House," Phillips said. "We and many of our customers have experienced the gracious and caring way the Hospice House treats the patients and their families. That's the kind of fundraiser we want to be a part of and keeping the funds local."
To find the Phillips Auction Facility from Jonesboro. Take Highway 49N and at Hilltop turn onto Hwy 351. Go exactly 10 miles to 721 Road. From Paragould, near Brick Oven Pizza on Highway 49, turn west onto Highway 358. Go to Highway 351. Then, go 1.3 miles to 721 north of the Crowley's Ridge Raceway.
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