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Builders to hold clay shoot

COVINGTON - The Newton County Home Builders Association will hold a clay shoot Nov. 6 to benefit its scholarship fund for local high school students.

The clay shoot will take place at Burge Plantation, 44 Jeff Cook Road in Mansfield.

Games will begin at 10 a.m., followed by lunch at 11 a.m. The shoot will begin at noon, and an awards party and raffle will take place at 3:30 p.m.

Prizes will be given for the first-, second- and third-place teams.

Registration is $100 per person or $400 per team.

Games, including flush and flurry, pair in the air and five stand, are $30 per person before the clay shoot or $50 per person after the shoot.

Proceeds benefit a scholarship fund for high school students as well as donations to local schools and organizations dedicated to improving education in the community.

Each year, the association presents $500 scholarships to one student from each of the county's three high schools, as well as two scholarships to members' children, said Executive Officer Andrea Hammond.

This year, the association has also donated $500 to Newton County READS, The Learning Center and Livingston and Rocky Plains elementary schools, Hammond said.

Hammond said the fundraising goal for this year is $6,000.

"Anything above and beyond, we'll invest, so even if times are lean, like they are now, we can still dip into our savings there and still be able to offer (the scholarships). We don't want to not be able to do it just because the housing market is not booming," she said.

The association is also seeking sponsors for the event. Sponsorships range from $100 to $300.

Teams and sponsors must pay registration and sponsorship fees by Nov. 2.

For more information or to obtain a registration form, call 770-786-3333 or visit www.newtoncountyhba.com.

Checks may be sent to NCHBA at P.O. Box 2055, Covington, GA, 30015.

Crystal Tatum can be reached at crystal.tatum@newtoncitizen.com.