Yard sale to benefit hunt for disabled youth

Published 10:42 am Thursday, April 3, 2014

The League of Competitive Outdoorsmen is having a yard sale at the Ironton city building this Saturday.

The yard sale will be from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. with proceeds from the event going to the “Little Kings” turkey hunt for children with developmental disabilities.

“It doesn’t really matter what their disability is,” said Chad Gue, who founded LOCO with his wife, Micah. “We have plenty of strong guys who will be there to help out. So if we have to carry a kid or push a kid in a wheelchair we’ll do it. We just want to give them a chance to get out and enjoy the outdoors.”

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The hunt itself will take place May 10, but the night before the group will host a meet-and-greet at M&M Inflatables.

“The meet-and-greet will be an opportunity for the kids to get to know the other kids as well as the adults who they’ll be hunting with,” Micah said. “We’re going to have pizza and stuff there, too. It’s one of the reasons we are trying to raise money this weekend.”

LOCO will also provide each child with camouflage, hunting boots and a specialized gift. At 2 p.m. Sunday the group is having an Easter egg hunt at the Woodland Cemetery entrance.

“We do the King of Spring hunt and it has been really successful,” Gue said. “So we decided we would do something similar for the kids who weren’t able to go out and hunt easily with their fathers. We also have the egg hunt we just try to do positive things for the kids.”

To donate items for Saturday’s yard sales or if a child may be interested in the hunt call 740-442-0933.

Spots for the hunt could be limited so calling immediately is encouraged.