Grantors Althea Dye and Chris Fletcher throwing axes

Owl Creek Conservancy supported Bladensburg's SERTOMA Club at their 3rd annual Gun Bash on Saturday, September 9.

SERTOMA is an acronym for Service to Mankind. It's more than how the organization got their name; it's been their foundation for over 100 years. Sertomans across the country are unified with a single purpose: serve their communities and improve the lives of those who need help. One of the first priorities for the funds raised at this year's event is to provide Christmas gifts for children in the community whose familes are struggling financially.

Folks from all over Knox County joined in the fun at the Bladensburg Community Center to support the Club's mission, socialize, enjoy a fabulous meal catered by Mount Vernon's Road Hog Willy's, and play games for a chance to win guns.

The Conservancy was thrilled to participate in this event for the seond year in a row! We made lots of new friends and spread the word about our work to protect the rural character of Knox and surrounding counties. Board members and our Executive Director were on hand to answer questions about the Conservancy and we hosted an axe throwing game where winners recieved tickets for the various gun raffles. 

The winner of the conservancy-sponsored Winchester Repeating Arms 12 guage shotgun was Rod Bostic. Congratulations Rod! We hope you have many happy hours hunting with your new Winchester shotgun!