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Local ministry to host annual hunt for youth

November 14, 2013


Kids from the Sally Kate Winters Home for Children in West Point and Palmer Home for Children in Columbus will put on their warmest gear and hit the woods in a “Passionate Pursuit” this weekend.
Volunteers and guides for Passionate Pursuit Ministries — a local group specializing in providing area children hindered by disabilities and ailments, socioeconomic setbacks or those otherwise unable with the opportunity to hunt — will host a youth hunt Saturday throughout Clay County. Allen Flynt, Passionate Pursuit volunteer and co-founder, said the nonprofit group anticipated about 20 participants in the annual event, set to begin midday.
“We’ll gather at the Refuse Church to eat lunch,” Flynt said. “Then we’ll take them out and get some target practice in, we’ll have a devo(tonal), work on some gun safety and get to know the kids a little bit. About 3 p.m., we’ll go out and go hunting. It’s always a lot of fun.”
Flynt said participants would fan out to various properties in Clay County with guides in an effort to hunt and kill a deer. However, the hunt is but only one aspect of the event. Co-founder Scott Hinnant, in a previous interview, said it’s about the relationships formed through companionship.

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