Ikes Club youth day set for Saturday

By Charlene Hoeflich

April 9, 2014

POMEROY — The annual Youth Day observance hosted by the Meigs County Ikes Club featuring a variety of outdoor activities will be held Saturday.

Registration will get under way at 9 a.m. and activities will continue until 3 p.m.

The entire day’s activities, including lunch, is free. Participants will be eligible to participate in drawings for door prizes and will receive a Youth Day T-shirt.

After some instruction, participants will have the opportunity to fire a .22 rifle, .410 and 12-gauge shotguns. There will also be an opportunity for children to shoot 3D archery.

Jenny Ridenour, of the Meigs Soil and Water Office, will have an activity for the children, and there will be talks and demonstrations by local residents and Ikes members on trapping, taxidermy and turkey calling.

The sheriff’s office will be present for fingerprinting and, at 1 p.m., will present K9 Unit demonstrations. The remainder of the afternoon will be devoted to fishing in the pond that was recently stocked with catfish.

Drawings for door prizes will be just prior to the 3 p.m. closing of Youth Day activities.

It was noted that safety will be the order of the day. Club President D.A. Harris asks that children be accompanied by an adult.

All activities will take place at the club’s property on Sugar Run Road in Chester Township.

A grant from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources partially funds Youth Day activities.