(BEDFORD) - The first part of the International Bowhunting Organization's National Championship Triple Crown begins today through Sunday at the Lawrence County 4-H Fairgrounds in Bedford.
It's an event that Bedford's White River Bowhunters has sponsored for 28 years, according to Harold Gregory, a member of the bowhunter group who helps with the national event that had 1,300 participants last year.
Activities at the three-day event are not just for the competitors. There will be archery shoots set up for youth and people with disabilities, as well as vendors showing all types of bows and related equipment.
On Saturday, there's a shoot from 1-4 p.m. for people with physical disabilities, and there's a future bowhunters shoot for children, with an awards ceremony afterward.
Vendors will fill the expo building at the fairgrounds. Booths are open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday and from 9 a.m. to noon on Sunday.
After the competition, conducted Friday, Saturday and Sunday, the bowhunters will travel to Pennsylvania, then to Ohio for the third leg of the competition.
For more about the event, go to www.whiteriverbowhunters.com. The second part of the Triple Crown Championships will be June 14-16 in Fairview, Pa.
The White River Bow Hunters Annual Target Auction will be held Saturday at the Lawrence County Fair Grounds Show Arena. Auctioneer Chad Hager will take bids on approximately 160 animal targets.
The proceeds from the auction will benefit the White River Bow Hunters to buy supplies for upcoming events. For More info contact Lisa Dalton by texting 812-583-5822 or you can message her on Facebook at Lisa Ramsay Dalton.
Items can be paid for with cash or check with proper identification.
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