2013 Great Pumpkin Shoot
Besecker and Coss will be holding their 5th Annual “GREAT PUMPKIN SHOOT” on November 3, 2013 at 12 noon. The fundraiser, as always, is outdoors next to Besecker & Coss, 1553 Olean/Portville Road, Olean. And as always, proceeds from the Great Pumpkin Shoot will assist a local non-profit charity. This years’ benefit will support the GENESIS HOUSE of OLEAN. The Genesis House assist 40 to 50 families a year, 26 children alone in 2012. Twenty-two thousand meals served in 2012 to the house occupants as well as people who just stopped in for a meal and shower. Their shelter for single adult men has helped veterans and non-veterans to get back on their feet. The Genesis House does not stop contact when a member leaves their doors. They have an After Care program where volunteers contact past members to see how things are progressing and to show support. Volunteers do all this service with hope and a smile.
Besecker and Coss' goal last year was $2000.00 in donations, which they exceeded. All businesses and organizations are welcome and encouraged to support a team for this fun event. They are looking for sponsors to donate money or items towards prizes for this years’ “Great Pumpkin Shoot”.
Registration to be in the event will start at noon, and team members are on each side of the slingshot and one in the middle. Teams will try to aim for the paper targets, being able to break through them. Registration cost $15 which includes one small pumpkin and use of the large slingshot. Additional pumpkins can be purchased for $5.
To make a donation for the benefit you may mail it to “The Pumpkin Shoot” in care of any Community Bank N.A. They are also willing to pick up donations. Just call Besecker & Coss Service to arrange pick up at 716-372-0565 ask for John or Charmaine.
Your donations and support has made the “Pumpkin Shoot” a great fund-raiser for the local non-profit organizations. They appreciate your support and thank you for your time, consideration and donations.
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