Great Pumpkin Shoot feeds Seniors

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Planet Ford Lincoln Team at Flurry Station. Picture courtesy of Margie Taylor.

The 5th Annual Great Pumpkin Shoot, Aiming to Feed Seniors with Meals on Wheels Montgomery County (MOWMC), was able to secure funds to provide 10,513 meals to homebound local seniors.

“We are thrilled with the success of this event. It started in 2016 with 16 teams; this year 49 teams came out to help us continue our mission to take care of homebound seniors,” stated Summer Day, President & CEO of Meals on Wheels Montgomery County.

Team Lynda McBeth,Amy Connet, Georgie Syal and Debra Cooper. Picture courtesy of Margie Taylor.

Congratulations to the top two shooters on the Woodforest Gold Course, Scott Steinke and Freddy Brooks with 74 clays each. Mona Ansley took the Gold Course 1st place trophy with a score of 52. First place honors on the Entergy Black Course were Don Landers with a perfect score of 78 and Mary Henrickson with 65.

Super volunteers. Picture courtesy of Margie Taylor.

The tremendous support of sponsors and the community helps MOWMC provide nutritious meals for seniors like Ms. Peggy, who turned 105 on Oct 5th and can no longer cook for herself, or Ms. Virginia who called remarking “that chicken vegetable soup was delicious; it’s the best meal I’ve had since I don’t know when.”

Some of the volunteers shared their story of volunteering at the Great Pumpkin Shoot.

Alexa Horak has been involved as a sponsor and volunteer all 5 years. “I feel so fulfilled when I see the results of the Clay Shoot. The work Meals on Wheels does for seniors is of outmost importance to seniors in the community”.

John Cuthbertson, with A Taste Above Catering Company, donated the breakfast spread consisting of a variety of four breakfast casseroles and a fruit tray. Cuthbertson is also a meal delivery volunteer and worked with MOWMC Chef John years ago. It is very dear to his heart to be involved.

Oilfield Helping Hands (OHH) is a nonprofit charitable organization, helping oilfield families with financial assistance in times of crisis. Mona Ansley of OHH has participated over the years mentoring female shooters who may not have participated otherwise. The ladies she teams up with all have a good time and come back again to participate feeling comfortable shooting.

SWBC Mortgage has been the Presenting Sponsor since the inception of the event. Other sponsors include Teligistics, Entergy, Woodforest National Bank, Strike, LLC, HFG Wealth Management, Hoover Lake Conroe Realtors, Gullo Ford, America’s ER & Urgent Care, Insperity, Milstead Service Center, Howard Hughes, Planet Ford Lincoln, Tachus, Underwater Technology Svcs, Insperity, Haynie & Co., Dumbells to Downward Dog, Comfort of Home, The Strong Firm, and Veritas Title Partners.

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