We are almost one week away from our 18th Annual gathering for the New York State 4-H Shooting Sports Banquet & Auction Event at Towers Hall on the ground of the Fort William Henry Hotel & Conference Center in Lake George, NY. And, we’re expecting another full house!
There are over 300 items in this year’s event… way too many items to mention or photograph for our website. Plus, we always have a few things to surprise our guests along with some yearly mystery offerings too.
Some of the items highlighting this year’s event, including many from crowd favorites, will be:
2017 Artist of the Year, Wayne Trimm
Bramble, The Great Horned Owl, original pastel by Wayne Trimm
Special Tribute to Annelore Lehr
One of two sets of Annelore Lehr Prints (shown) ~Our 2017 Event is Dedicated to the Memory of Annelore Lehr – Cherished Volunteer, Artist and Friend of 4-H Shooting Sports~Proceeds from these Special Tribute items will be used towards the Annelore Lehr Memorial Wildflower Garden established by 4-H Shooting Sports at the
Cornell Cooperative Extension & 4-H Training Center in Ballston Spa NY.
2016 Artist of the Year, Molly Pokrzywka
Hand Painted Oars by Molly Pokrzywka
2015 Industry Artists of the Year, Baron Technology & Henry Repeating Arms
Golden Boy, EMS Tribute Edition Rifle
2013 Artist of the Year, Gene Matras
Wolves by Gene Matras
2012 Artist of the Year, Brian Ruth with all Carvings Hand Painted by Artist, Lisa Casorio
Lisa Casorio (L) & Brian Ruth (R)
Black Bear with Trout Carved by Brian Ruth and hand painted by Lisa Casorio with Large Handmade Fly by Master Fly Tyer, Paul Sinicki
2009 Artist of the Year, Richard Johnson
Pheasant in Handmade Frame by Photographer, Richard Johnson, Spruce Mountain Photography
2008 Artist of the Year, Bill Staulters
Custom Flint Knife of the Year by Master Flint Knapper, Bill Staulters
2014 NYS4-HSS Youth Artist of the Year, Brooke Thivierge
Whitetail Deer on Handsaw by Brooke Thivierge
Original Artwork by David Mayak
Original Watercolor in Handmade Frame by the Artist, David Mayak
Handmade Duck & Goose Calls by Rich Parks
Custom Calls by Rich Parks
Hand Tied Flies by Lee Weil
Four Bass Bug Flies Hand Tied by Lee Weil
Handmade Quilted Wall Hanging by Laurel Gailor
Handmade Quilted Wall Hanging with Sporting Motif by Laurel Gailor
Handmade Traditional Pack Basket by Doug Perkins
Handmade Traditional Style Pack Basket by Doug Perkins, Bear Paw Baskets
PLUS SO MUCH MORE including … a large sampling of firearms, knives, safes, outdoor sports and equipment, 2 Kayak packages, fishing and fishing equipment, photo safari, getaways, golf packages, tools, quilts, decorative items…you name it and we just may have it!
For additional photos of items in this year’s event please see the 2017 Event Preview Pages on our website.
We look forward to seeing you there!