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The newly formed Franklin Archers club met recently for its second time and officially established itself as a non-profit archery organization.

Eighteen archers of all ages gathered at the meeting which was held at the agricultural learning building at Franklin High School, in order to sign up for membership. In recent years, the same group of people have joined two archery clubs, both of which failed. The group has been adamant about reforming a club, [anxious for an outlet to practice the sport].

“In most sports, you have to be a certain way. In archery, you can be overweight, underweight – it doesn’t matter. It’s just you and your target,” said Franklin Archers president Roger Hall.

“Archery is a great thing for kids,” said archer Roger Ammons, who used to lead the Black Rock archery club, before its disbanding in recent years. “It is a big success in the state of Kentucky. If you want to stay in as a student, you have to maintain a B+ grade. It motivates kids.”

As members signed up, the club became official. The meeting was about finding a location to have an indoor or outdoor archery range at which to practice. Several locations were discussed that would be ideal, but their sites were not set on anything. What was paramount, according to Archer’s Vice President Zach Lewis, was obtaining materials needed for building range equipment such as targets.

Any person or organization in the community willing to lend the Archers use of land for practice would be greatly appreciated, said Hall.

For more information contact Franklin Archers president Roger Hall at (828)524-3246.


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