4th Annual Clays for a Cure


Four years ago Danny and Carol Meenen began the "Guns Afire for Parkinson's Disease" sporting clays shoot and fun day at the Yellow Creek Sporting Clays range in Langston.

That's between Guntersville and Scottsboro, AL on the south side of the Tennessee River, a bit of a jaunt from Huntsville but well worth it because the range and folks who run it are top-notch. Barbara and Bob Stabler along with Sandra and Frank Langlois put on a good show and run a good club.

This year's clays shoot was Saturday, October 6, 2007. Along with the clays, there was also a silent auction, bake sale, raffle, 50/50 raffle and a food tent. The great clays shoot is held to support Parkinson's disease research.

Carol Meenen of Gurley, AL has battled Parkinson's disease for 15 years, a period in which she and her husband Danny have championed awareness of the debilitating disease and tried to raise money for research to find a cure.

The $100 donation to shoot included a Wobble Trap warm-up, 100-target sporting clays and $10 options for class, "secret station" and hunter. Shotgun games including long bird and back-a-buddy were also available.

From L to R: Derrick and Linda Weaver assisting Carol Meenen; Mark Angelides from Reno, NV (the person who traveled the most miles to participate) and Carrie Dean of Colorado (Mark and Carrie were childhood sweethearts). Carrie is the State of Colorado Coordinator for PAN and Linda is a Congressional Coordinator for the State of Alabama for PAN. They are all my dearest friends...Carol M.

A group of shooters at one of the stations at Yellow Creek Sporting Clays Range.

For information about the range, visit www.yellowcreeksportingclays.com or call
(256) 582-1618.