First Posted: 6/10/2009
DOBSON The National Wild Turkey Federation in conjunction with the Yadkin Valley Wheelin Sportsmen is sponsoring the fourth annual Catfish Roundup.
The event will take place at Shelton Vineyards Saturday from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. and is open to all men, women and children who are handicapped or disabled. Everything will be provided except for a lawn chair to sit on.
The day will feature fishing, food, refreshments and live entertainment. The Surry EMS will also be on site in case of any accidents. Army Sgt. 1st Class(r) Dana Bowman, a double amputee, will parachute in at 11 a.m. carrying an American Flag.
The Wheelin Sportsmen is an outreach program of the National Wild Turkey Federation, the largest conservation organization in North American.
Five years ago my regional director Scott Martin called me and asked if I would start a chapter here for the Wheelin Sportsmen. I told him I would, said Manus McMillian, coordinator for the Wheelin Sportsmen and board member for the NWTF. Ive always had a special place in my heart for handicapped and disabled people.
This is the largest event for the Wheelin Sportsmen. There are other smaller events throughout the year including dove hunts, turkey hunts and deer hunts. However, this provides an opportunity for those who cannot make the other trips because of their disabilities.
This is the biggie, said McMillian. Everything is provided at no cost.
For more information, contact Manus McMillian at 325-0129 or Scott Martin at 244-0409.