Once again the local Tygart Valley Chapter of National Wild Turkey Federation participated in the annual NWTF Turkeys Hunter Care Program during the 2012 Holiday Season, with the help of the local Walmart.
This program was started to brighten up the holidays for those who might need extra help during the holiday season. The chapter donated 29 turkeys to local food pantries, homeless shelter, churches and individuals that help provide Thanksgiving meals.
Each chapter must raise their own money to participate in this program through fundraisers throughout the year. This program is an example of NWTF members proving that the NWTF'S mission is to conserve the wild turkey and preserve our hunting heritage, but also help others.
From left are, first row, Margaret Brown, Edna Shockey, Trish Thomason, Diane Bargo and Joan Thomason; second row, Neal Shockey, Bill Bargo, Walmart meat department employees Greg Streets and Rob McCallister. Not pictured are Mike and Maxine Metzner, Don Thomason and Ray Mearns.