Fair Shooting Contest entry deadline extended

The entry opportunities for the two youth shooting con­tests have been extended to in­sure the maximum number of kids have an opportunity to participate. In addition to pre-entering with the fair office, participants can also register the day of the event at the range. Both the rimfire rifle and the shotgun event will be held at the Fort Colville Gun Club (303 Highway 20 East) on Saturday, August 18. Sign up for the ri­fle contest will begin at 8 a.m., with shooting starting at 9 a.m. The shotgun contest will begin at 1 p.m. Rules and registration forms are available in the Fair Book, or registration forms will be available at the event. Individual prizes by age group will be awarded for each contest. Youth may enter ei­ther or both contests. Indi­viduals competing in both events will be eligible for the “Top Shot” prize. Medals and trophies will be award on Sat­urday, and the results of the contests will be posted during the fair. “These are fun and chal­lenging shooting contests open to all young shooters 8 through 18 years of age,” spokesman Jerry Cline said. Consult the fair book for specific rules and costs. For additional information, call Cline at 684-4392.