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Wayne Independent - Honesdale, PA
  • Archery 4-H club forming

  • Getting youth involved in archery was the goal for Dan and Jill Droppa.
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  • — Getting youth involved in archery was the goal for Dan and Jill Droppa.
    To that end, the owners of Aldenville Archery have teamed up with Wayne County 4-H for for an archery club.
    An open house is set for this Saturday during which 4-H members can enroll in the club. The business is located at 936 Creek Drive in Prompton. From Route 6, take Route 170 five miles north.
    "We thought we really need to get more kids in Wayne County involved in archery," said Dan Droppa.
    To do that, he said they became 4-H certified in archery. Last week, they spent time at the Wayne County Fair in recruiting youth interested in the club.
    "We had lots of good responses," said Droppa.
    The open house will be from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday.
    At the open house, youth will be able to try out the different types of bows. James Matos, the bow technician, will be on hand to assist with any questions.
    The Droppas are certified teachers and they are opening up their building and volunteering the time for the 4-H youth.
    There is an $11 enrollment fee which is payable to Wayne County 4-H. There are no weekly dues but bows will be available for $5 per week. For those interested in a genesis bow and arrows, those are available for purchase.
    Classes will start on Saturday, Sept. 7 and run through Nov. 23. They will be held each Saturday. Following a winter break, classes will resume in January.
    There are two age groups for the 4-H club. Those 12 and under will shoot from 9-10 a.m. Ages 13 and over will shoot from 10-11 a.m.
    Parents or guardians must come to the open house this Saturday to fill out all of the proper paperwork and sign the necessary forms.
    Page 2 of 2 - Aldenville Archery, which opened last year, features a 28-yard course including 3D pop-up animals and a video archery range.
    Droppa said they are planning some special events in the future, including a "zombie night" on Halloween as well as a "Hunger Games" night.
    "We are going to have a lot of fun," said Droppa.
    For more information, you can call 785-3141.

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