Wiregrass Chapter meets, hears marksmanship program from Betts

by | March 29, 2019 3:15 pm

Don Betts, resident of Ailey, attended the Wiregrass Chapter’s March meeting last Thursday evening at New China Restaurant. While there, he presented a program about Project Appleseed.

Project Appleseed is a 2-day marksmanship program that teaches young people and adults the importance of handling firearms safely. It also teaches participants about colonial history.

According to Betts, a weekend marksmanship project of this nature will be held April 6 and April 7 in Macon. The cost will be $60 for adults and will include meals. For more information or to register, visit appleseedinfo.org.

Betts is also a member of the Revolutionary War Veterans Association.

Vice President Steve Burke presided over the meeting in the absence of President Wilder Smith Jr. He called on Compatriot Dess Smith III to give the chapter an update on the numerous upcoming SAR events.

In his update, Smith III stated that the Brier Creek Battlefield Association had been granted 501(c)3 status. Consequently, the association will be permitted to accept donations to preserve the battlefield in Screven County.

Smith further noted that the association is now taking charter membership applications. The cost is $25. For more information about those applications, contact Tommy Christopher at 229-315-0950 or email him at cecil.t.christopher@gmail.com.

Nineteen members, Betts, and a second visitor, Tony Waters, attended the meeting.

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