Civitans begin Ham Fest with horseshoe tourney
by Alan Reed
Oct 11, 2006 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Donnie Tyler tests his skill in the horseshoe pit at the Civitan’s Ham Festival Horseshoe Tournament.
Donnie Tyler tests his skill in the horseshoe pit at the Civitan’s Ham Festival Horseshoe Tournament.
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Though the Ham Festival Kick-Off breakfast was two days away, The Civitan Club got an early start with their annual horseshoe-pitching tournament at the Recreation Complex.

Civitan member James Guess said that the Cadiz Civitan chapter is over 50 years old, and that he was the only charter member remaining.

Admission to the tournament was $3, and offered a $50 savings bond from the Bank of Cadiz, and a Broadbent Country Ham, donated by Clayton A. Woodall of the Trigg Co. Insurance Agency.

The winners were the husband-and-wife team of Elaine and Barry Fulkerson.

Rules included pitching behind the red line, with a closer line for women and older contestants. Leaners counted for one point, while ringers counted for three.

Guess said that the Civitan’s major project was hosting a Christmas Party for handicapped children in Trigg County Schools.

Member Willie Wilson added that the club also raises funds for the Civitan International Research Center in Birmingham, Ala. The center is a research hospital that works to find causes and cures for mental retardation and developmental disabilities.

For the rest of this story, read this week's Cadiz Record.
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