LOCO yard sale raises more than $1,100

Published 11:06 am Monday, April 7, 2014

The League of Competitive Outdoorsman (LOCO) Ladies surpassed its fund-raising goal at its inaugural event on Saturday.

The combination yard and bake sale in conjunction with a raffle raised $1,174.84 for the group that is dedicated to all outdoor sports and activities promoting youth involvement in the activities.

“We would like that to thank our community and sponsors who helped us make this happen,” said Micah Gue, who cofounded the group earlier this year with her husband, Ironton Police officer Chad Gue. “You all are great.”

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A raffle for a hunting and fishing basket raised $800 for the group and the basket will continue to aid in fund-raising efforts thanks to a generous winner.

“The lady who won the hunting and fishing basket donated it back to LOCO,” Micah said. “LOCO ladies will be selling tickets again for another chance on this basket.”

Tickets are $5 and the value of the basket is $200. The next drawing will be April 19 and the basket will be available for viewing at a local business that has not yet been determined.

“This is your chance to win an already made Easter basket for someone special,” Micah said.

Proceeds from the event go toward the “Little Kings” turkey hunt for children with developmental disabilities on May 10 and a meet-and-greet at M&M Inflatables the night prior to the hunt.

“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 wanted to raise money this weekend.”

LOCO will also provide each child with camouflage, hunting boots and a specialized gift.

Late registration for LOCO’s King of Spring turkey hunt competition is Saturday at Bullseye Guns at 303 Park Ave. in Ironton. The first team to register will receive a free LOCO King of Spring hat. The competition lasts the entire turkey season (April 21 to May 18) and the team with the two largest turkeys wins.

Chad Gue and fellow officers Jamie Pruitt and Joe Ross, as well as former Ironton firefighter Larry Pernestti, comprise the board of LOCO.

Anyone interested in being a sponsor, donating time to help with the youth hunt or interested in joining LOCO visit their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/southernohiooutdoorsman.