Edmonson Voice Staff Report:
The 2017 Shriners Children's Hospital Benefit Hunt was held in Hartford, KY on September 16 & 17, which was hosted by the Bull Run Beagle Club. Several members of the local Edmonson County Beagle Club took part in the hunt and took home awards in the charity event that raised $1300.
A total of 117 entries were counted in six different classes. Once the hunt gained over 100 entries, it was considered a hunt with "state status," which meant that winners would receive hall of fame points.
Local beaglers Jeremy Garmon and Steve Gipson, along with Sammy Garmon, make up Run & Gun Kennels. They won the Grand Champion Class with R & G's "Lacey." Another local beagler, John Doan, won the Champion Class with "Little Holly's Sambo." Gibson's "Blue Star" took home Best Puppy honors.
Run & Gun also placed several other dogs in the hunt:
Each dog that placed recieved dog food and prizes from PURINA. The winners of each class won a one year subscription to the Rabbit Hunter magazine.
BRBC President/ARHA Executive Board Josh Wright was the Master of Hounds and the organizer of the hunt.
"Proceeds from this hunt are going to local chapters of the Shriners to help with the cost of transportation of children to and from the Shriners Hospital," said Wright. "I am very proud of the fact that some fellow beaglers can come together for such a great cause."
The Edmonson County Beagle Club meets at the old Capitol Hill School house in the Pig Community, John Meredith, President.