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Archery tournament to benefit food pantry
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Bow and arrow-toting participants will take aim at targets -- and hunger -- Saturday in Ducktown Park.

The Forsyth County Archery Club-sponsored tournament, which is open to spectators, will help raise money and food for Concord Baptist Church's pantry. Donations of canned food will be accepted at the event.

Archery coach Kevin Cully said the club, which has been around for three years, consists of about 30 children and their parents, who meet once a week to hone their skills.

Cully said archery students, who range in age from 8 to 16 years old, are anywhere "from quite good to absolute beginner."

He said the looks on the faces of children and their parents makes it a worthy hobby to pursue.

"When they shoot, they look back, amazed, and they say, 'Look what I did.'" Cully said. "It's fun to watch and great to be able to teach them.

"We believe in TFI," Cully said. "Total family involvement."

Archers will be aiming at 3D turkey targets positioned up to 30 meters away. Practice begins at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, with the tournament set for 3 p.m.

The Concord Baptist Church food pantry is in need of canned meat, fruit and spaghetti. The church is at 6905 Concord Road, but donations may be made at the archery event Saturday as well.