CCOYA partners and is a committee member with Cameron County Long Beards Chapter of National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF) on several occasions throughout the year. There are many benefits to this partnership - resulting in helping CCOYA reach our goal to introduce young people to the outdoor lifestyle. Our largest event of the year is our NWTF Chapter Banquet. The Cameron County Long Beards benefits from this Superfund Banquet to help financially support many of their youth educational programs partnering with CCOYA. The Cameron County Long Beards Chapter is primarily focused on educating the youth in our area. This year’s banquet was well attended by 125 adults and 32 youth. All youth received a door prize, a free membership to NWTF Jakes (Youth) Program. Their meals were paid for by various local sponsors. Youth sponsors for this event were CCOYA, Cameron County Vets Club, May Hollow Sportsman’s Club, Emporium Moose Lodge #368, Sinnemahoning Sportsman’s Club, Christabelle Club, Knights of Columbus and VFW Auxiliary.
The Long Beards Committee is committed to their focus on youth and the goal to pass along our rich hunting and fishing heritage. The Long Beards Chapter and CCOYA would like to thank committee members, youth sponsors, donors and everyone who contributed in any way.
During the banquet the Long Beards Chapter also presented a $250.00 scholarship to CCHS 2020 graduate, Dalton Ball. Emilie Richardson, a freshman at CCHS, received a certificate of appreciation for the support she has provided to both the local chapter of NWTF and CCOYA during the past several years. Jenn Dixon from Cameron County Conservation District also received an adult appreciation certificate for her contributions to youth conservation education and the support she provides to Cameron County Long Beards as well as CCOYA.