Similar to 1000’s of sportsmen in Pennsylvania, the cancellation of the 2021 Nice American Outside Present due to the COVID-19 pandemic was a blow to the Pennsylvania Outside Writers Affiliation.
For a lot of members it was a disappointment not with the ability to renew acquaintances with guides and outfitters they’d labored with through the years and share occasions of the previous yr with fellow members. These causes paled, nonetheless, with the truth that for the primary time in 35 years the Kermit Henning Memorial Youth Schooling Public sale was canceled.
Henning, a life member and previous president of the writers affiliation, was devoted to youth training and was a driving drive behind the group’s annual Youth Schooling Grant Fund awards. These training grants now honor his reminiscence and proceed to assist youth outside instructional alternatives all through the state, together with conservation camps, subject days, fishing derbies, instructional actions in faculties and taking pictures packages.
The present is again this yr on the Pennsylvania State Farm Present Complicated in Harrisburg (Feb. 5-13) and the writers affiliation will once more maintain its public sale Feb. 13 from 1-3:30 p.m. within the Erie Room above the Small
“Our youth training public sale actually has one thing for each sportsman,” POWA govt director Paula Piatt stated. “For greater than three many years, the public sale has supplied a mess of things for the sportsman — and all objects are donated with no reserve.”
This yr additionally marks the return of one other POWA occasion.
The Kermit Henning Memorial Sporting Clays and Wobble Lure Shoot is scheduled for April 23 at Martz’s Hole View Looking Protect in Dalmatia.
POWA has raised greater than $500,000 for youth outside occasions and scholarships.
TO APPLY FOR A GRANT go to the Pennsylvania Outside Writers Affiliation sales space on the Nice American Outdoor Present, or by contacting govt director Paula Piatt, [email protected].