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Annual ‘Wild Beast Feast’ open to all

By Staff | Jan 30, 2015

Fellowship Bible Church in Shenandoah Junction continues an annual tradition this Saturday when they host their ‘Wild Beast Feast and Gun Giveaway.’ The event drew such a crowd in 2014 that the organizers have moved from the church building on Daniel Road to the Ranson Civic Center.

The event, which is a family friendly outreach, is open to all who wish to attend. Fans of the outdoors are welcome, regardless of whether they attend FBC.

The event, free to the public, begins at 5:30 p.m. with a dinner featuring potluck items as well as wild game dishes. Those who wish to enter their wild game dishes into a judging contest are encouraged to prepare and bring them. Prizes will be awarded after judges make the rounds tasting all of the entries.

Each person attending the event will receive one ticket for the door prize drawings. Youth will receive tickets for age-appropriate prizes. The kids prize table will be for ages 13 and under, and will include many kid friendly outdoor prizes.

Adults will be entered for a multitude of prizes including five guns.

The guns, which have all been purchased and donated to the church for the event, include a .22 Henry Lever Action; a .17 HMR Savage Bolt Action Varmint Rifle; a .30-30 Marlin Lever Action Rifle; a .30-06 Ruger American Bolt Action Rifle; and a 12 gauge Mossberg Pump Action Shotgun.

Although the guns will be on display at the event, any guest who wins a gun must pick it up at Valley Guns 2 in Inwood, where they must complete the proper background check process.

In addition, over $1,000 worth of other hunting and fishing related door prizes, including guided smallmouth bass fishing trip, carbon arrow shafts, backpacks, bowhunting equipment, fishing rods, and other camping and hunting gear will be given away.

Following dinner, and prior to the prize drawings, nationally renowned musician and speaker Steve Chapman, an avid outdoorsman who loves fishing and hunting, will perform several songs and will tell hunting stories and share a brief gospel message.

This event is a celebration of the outdoors. Many FBC church members are passionate about hunting, fishing and shooting and enjoy the opportunity to gather together and celebrate these American pastimes.

Fellowship Bible Church is excited to host a free and fun event for the as one small way to “give back” to the people of Jefferson County. Most importantly, this event is an opportunity for FBC to share the gospel of Jesus Christ.

Any questions about the event may be directed to the FBC church office at 304-728-3700 or to event organizer Tim Helman at 304-268-0034.