CHESTER — Youngsters will be able to participate in fishing and archery and learn about a variety of projects including gun safety and taxidermy at the annual IKE’s Youth Day to be held Saturday at the clubhouse on Sugar Run Road between Chester and Eagle Ridge Road.
Registration to participate will get underway at 8 a.m. and to assure a safe day, D. A Harris, club president, is asking that an adult accompany the children. Floyd Ridenour and Harris are co-chairmen of the event where each child receives a free rod and reel when they complete the passport to fishing activity.
On site will be personnel from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources who are bringing in an archery trailer in which the children can try out their hand at bow and arrow. There will also be fun safety talks and instructions, and the children who want to can fire 22 rifles and also .410 shotguns.
The programming will include a talk on taxidermy and several examples of the art will be on display, and a fur trapper will be there to give information on trapping, to demonstrate how furs are preserved, and show samples of his work.
Sportsmen will be demonstrating turkey calls, a speaker will talk about deer antlers and have a display, and a demonstration will be given by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources K9 unit.
Each child taking part will have a free lunch, be given a Youth Day t-shirt, and participate in a drawings for numerous prizes donated by various businesses and individuals.