The 4-Hers are slinging arrows in Carrabelle, thanks to some
enthusiastic kids, dedicated volunteers and the support of the National Rifle Association.
In July, Teach Freedom, the NRA Foundations State Fund
Grant Program, provided the UF/IFAS Franklin County Extension, which administers
the Franklin County 4-H Association, $8,400 to get the archery program up and
Bill and Michelle Gray, of Carrabelle, a couple that serve
as 4H adult volunteers, received their certification in archery education and put
the donation to good use by securing the necessary equipment to teach youth valuable
life skills, self-worth, and ethics within a fun, hands-on learning
This program would not be as successful without the archery
equipment donated to us from the Friends of NRA and the NRA Foundation, and were
thankful, said Michelle Huber, manager of the extension office.
Established in 1990, The NRA Foundation raises
tax-deductible contributions in support of a wide range of firearm-related
public interest activities intended to defend and foster the Second Amendment
rights of all law-abiding Americans. These activities are designed to promote
firearms and hunting safety, to enhance marksmanship skills of those
participating in the shooting sports, and to educate the general public about
firearms in their historic, technological and artistic context.
For more information about the 4-H Archery Program, please
contact Michelle Gray at 850-210-3277.