|Lin Houck (center) leads his volunteer team|
The forestry community steps up each year when loggers take an afternoon off to shoot sporting clays and raise funding and awareness for the Children’s Hospital in Savannah. Having a fun event helps to remind loggers that the Lowcountry Log A Load campaign began here in 1988, and that it is now an annual calling. Shotgun blasts replace the sounds of a logging deck for those who gather at Broxton Bridge each spring.
On Wednesday April 8, over 100 supporters gathered to shoot ‘Klays For Kids’ under the direction of organizer Lin Houck. He is quick to relay that he relies on committee members Rhett Sanders, Brian Crosby, Kevin Johnstone and Jonathan Braswell when he needs some extra manpower. Houck works for Collum’s Lumber, Braswell works for Georgia Pacific, and their friend Deidre Holt who works for International Paper was attending just to provide some moral support.
|Springing Teal shooting team|
The South Carolina Forestry Association (SCFA) is an umbrella organization that looks out for loggers, mills and even private landowners. Guy Sabin from the SCFA came from Columbia to support the Log A Load event. “Everyone in the forestry industry appreciates these loggers for donating their time to raise funds for the Children’s Hospital at Memorial University in Savannah,” said Sabin. “Loggers come from Georgia and S.C. for this event, and we all know that kids from South Carolina go to the hospital in Savannah.”
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|Socializing before the shoot|
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