4-H Shooting Sports Receives Pioneer Electric H.U.G.S. Grant

Members of the Pioneer Electric H.U.G.S. (Helping Us Give to Society) presented the Stevens County 4-H Shooting Sports with $2,000 in grant funds on Nov. 17. Money from the grant will be used to purchase new shooting equipment including new air rifles, BB guns and a hand pump.

“The goal of our shooting sports program is to teach our youth good gun safety habits,” said Ron Honig, shooting sports project leader. “They can use these skills for a lifetime of safe shooting.”

Honig stated that several of the guns the project currently uses are more than ten years old; new guns need to be rotated in to replace the oldest models. Honig expects the new equipment to be high enough quality to last for many years.

“Students enrolled in programs like the Steven’s County 4-H are learning valuable life skills,” said Anita Wendt, vice president of energy services. “They can take the skills they learn into the real world and often use them to give back to their communities.”