It has been a busy year for our Veterans here in Mason County, and we have two more hunts to go. Hopefully, you read about the dove hunt hosted by John and Dana Haines back in the fall, and we are having another hunt with them on the 2nd of January.
We were very fortunate last week to hunt on the Tommy and Joyce Durst Ranch and Billy and Marsha Kothmann Ranch here in Mason County. The pictures in this edition of the News show two outstanding bucks taken by two of the vets on the Durst Ranch, and two excellent bucks were also harvested on the Kothmann Ranch.
This article is to remind all of Mason County, and to invite all to participate in the meal and hunt on the 7th and 8th of January. It is our big hunt, and final one of the year. Twenty to twenty-five hunters from the Paralyzed Vets of America, Brooke Army Medical Center, Fort Hood, and The Center for the Intrepid in San Antonio will participate. When the doctors, nurses, special assistants, pharmacist, and support personnel are added in, we expect around fifty to sixty people for lunch and for the hunt.
In preparation, we will have around sixty-five pounds of sirloin, mountains of potato salad, cookies, beans, sausage, salad, and fixings for all to eat. We would ask all our veterans to please show up, but we want all of Mason County to come support the veterans. If you haven’t been here in the past, you’ve really missed a great opportunity. And if you want to bring a cake or a salad or vegetable dish or something, that’s great, too. All we’d really like to see is you.
This happening will take place at the Eckert Civic Center on Friday, January 7 around 12 noon, and we’ll still be there eating and visiting until around 2:00 or 3:00 before we leave on the hunt. Take this opportunity to talk to some of the warriors who have given so much of themselves for us and our country. Mason County is very much a military county, steeped in military tradition, and as I always say, this is a good thing. A feel good thing.