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Kearny County–Wheatland Electric Cooperative, Inc. announced today that its Sharing Success Fund, managed by the Scott Community Foundation, has awarded a $1,000 grant to the Lakin Gun Club.

The Sharing Success grant funds awarded will be used to purchase additional ammunition as well as target practice equipment. 

Since 1947 the Lakin Gun Club has offered trap shooting for local adults and youth. They provide the opportunity for community members to learn gun safety practices and develop shooting skills. The club currently has about 100 members, two high school trap teams in Deerfield and Lakin, a 4-H shooting sports team, and is used once a year by the Lakin High School rodeo. The gun club also provides ammunition and targets for the local youth activities and the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks Hunter Education class.

The Scott Community Foundation began formally accepting applications for grants from the Wheatland Electric Sharing Success Fund from community-based organizations on December 1, 2012. Wheatland Electric and CoBank have each contributed $10,000 this year to the fund. The program will continue to run until the funds are exhausted. Since its inception, the Sharing Success Fund has made $125,000 available to community-based organizations and projects across our service territory.

Community based organizations interested in receiving funding from the Wheatland Electric Sharing Success Fund can apply online. Questions should be referred to Alli Conine, Director of Member Services & Corporate Communications, at 620-874-4563 or aconine@weci.net.

Lakin Gun Club
Members of Lakin Gun Club, Kearny County receive a $1,000 Sharing Success grant from Wheatland Electric to purchase additional ammunition and target practice equipment.