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Youth shooting range gets grant for restrooms

Tom Cowden Youth Shooting Sports recieved a Range Improvement Grant from the MidwayUSA Foundation for $2,500.

This money will be used towards a major upgrade to the restroom. An “eco-friendly composting system” will be added with a full-size flushing toilet and full-size vanity with sink.

“We are pretty remote and have used a portable system since we began in 2012,” said Nelson Cowden. “Our needs certainly have changed as we have grown in 4-H membership and increased our other youth programs, working with 4-H, Davie County Recreation and Parks, NC Wildlife and Scholastic Shooting Sports Foundation.”

The systems are built to order and it should be installed before the end of the summer.

TCYSS has been involved with MidwayUSA Foundation since 2017. “They are a great organization that supports youth shooting sports programs all over the country,” he said.