Annual Scott Hogsed Memorial Youth Conservation and Education Day set for Saturday, Aug. 27 in Brasstown
It is that time of year again to get youth registered for the annual Scott Hogsed Memorial Youth Conservation & Education Day.
The event, which is held in Brasstown on Fred Cook’s farm, is Saturday, Aug. 27. Gates open at 7 a.m. and admission is totally free. Youth ages 7-17 are invited to attend from all across the region and the nation. Youth will be learning about outdoor activities including hunting and fishing, archery and firearm safety, and much, much more. This event also offers a free wild game lunch for all participants and parents.Youth will receive a free t-shirt and goody bag as well as being entered to win door prizes.
Each year, a young person is honored that is no longer with us. This year, Dwight Smith will be honored. Dwight tragically lost his life in a farming accident. He was from Hayesville. Dwight loved to help his dad on the farm and he loved his family.
Wild game donations are being sought for the wild game lunch — enough to feed 1,800 people. Hunters and fishermen with meat to spare can call Hogsed’s Sportswear. Donations of door prizes for the event are also needed. To make a donation or buy tickets in one of the raffles that help raise funds for this event, contact Sam Hogsed at Hogsed’s Sportswear (828)389-3088. Proceeds go to help buy door prizes and other items like drinks and paper goods for lunch. Also a special fundraiser (cake walk, BBQ Chicken dinner, and auction, etc.) will be held Aug. 20, at the Martin’s Creek Community Center beginning at 5 p.m. The public is invited to come out to help support this great day to get kids in the outdoors. More information concerning the event can be found at www.scotthogsedday.com.
Youth pre-registration is required and can be done by visiting www.scotthogsedday.com pre-registration closes on Aug. 25.
If you would like more information about the event visit the website at www.scotthogsedday.com or contact the North Carolina Cooperative Extension at (828)837-2210.