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Archery Shoot raises over $3000 for JA

Area outdoor enthusiasts gathered at Pine Knob Park on September 28th for an archery shoot competition to raise funds for Junior Achievement programs in LaGrange County. For the 4th year, this beautiful facility with field archery targets and a wooded 3-D archery trail with life-sized game targets was a perfect venue for this event.

The adult winner was Broc Stears from Three Rivers, MI with a blazing score of 314.

The youth/teen winner was Michael Holman from Coldwater with a score of 306.

The top 3 scores in each category received a ribbon, gift cards and prizes donated by our generous sponsors.

Brandie Roberts from East Noble Archery was also on hand to give shooting tips and show her skills and trophies from recent national championship competitions.

This was the 4th year for this fundraiser and board president Jeff Campos said “I am very pleased with the overall results and look forward to next year. I was so impressed with the facility and the improvements that were made. The LaGrange Parks Department was great to work with.”

A big thanks to all the Junior Achievement of LaGrange County Board members who helped plan this event. Many area merchants donated generously to the event by providing door prizes and sponsorships. Many generous door prizes were awarded to our participants. Here is a complete list of sponsors:

Major Sponsor - Trading Place America/Shipshewana Auction & Flea Market

Target Sponsors - Cruiser RV, Farmers State Bank, Yoder Hardware, LaGrange County REMC, Parkview LaGrange Hospital, Shipshewana Auction, Shipshewana Flea Market, Snax in Pax, Steuben County REMC, Topeka Pharmacy, Brett’s Lawn Care, Steve Weigel/Edward D. Jones, JA Board members

 In-Kind Sponsors - LaGrange Publishing, LaGrange County Parks and Recreation

Door Prize Sponsors - Farm Credit Services, Wal-Mart - Sturgis, MI, Emma Café, Dutchman Hunting Supply, Stryker Action, Straight as an Arrow Archery, Silveus Insurance Partners

This year the Junior Achievement programs serving LaGrange will teach financial literacy and workforce readiness to more than 1,400 local youth in elementary, middle and high school. Over 70 area parents and community leaders will be JA volunteers sharing their time and the JA programs with area youth. If you would like more information on how you can become a JA volunteer, please contact Tammy Stephens at