Area happenings


Wednesday, 10 a.m. Nature walk in Rome Sand Plains (wild blue lupine, rare frosted elfin butterflies). Reservations Nature Conservancy 585-546-8030 x32 or email Directions

Shoot aids Wounded Warriors

VERNON CENTER — The fourth annual Wounded Warrior Benefit Shoot will take place at 10 a.m. Sunday at the Vernon National Shooting Preserve, 3291 Burns Road.

The event benefits Fort Drum physical therapy. The entry fee is $100 for the 100 Bird Shoot Main Event. The cost to enter for those 16 and under is $75. The event will feature a shotgun start, with continental breakfast, and dinner to follow the shoot.Donations, individual and business sponsorships (Ron Acee at 796-4587) and shooters are welcome. There will be side games, raffles and auctions as well.

Last year, the event raised raise over $4,000 donated to the therapy pool at Fort Drum.

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