Record-Setting Success at the Great Pumpkin Shoot

Since it’s inaugural event in 2016, The Great Pumpkin Shoot has reaped nothing but treats for local homebound seniors in the community who depend on the fundraiser to supplement their basic needs. October 26 was a blessing indeed with more than $86,000 raised to provide 36 seniors with an entire year’s worth of home-delivered meals!

As the 3rd annual Great Pumpkin shoot, the community showed up in amazing ways, doubling the number of participants from the inaugural event – with 16 teams in 2016, jumping to 32 teams this year. Another great success from this year’s event is the boost in revenue, increasing 58% from last year!

We are proud to offer a clay shoot open to shooters of all skill-sets. Connie Parker, Event Manager with Blackwood Gun Club observed, “With 29 women participating in the 3rd annual Great Pumpkin Shoot, Meals on Wheels continues to have more women shooters than any charity or NSCA shoot in the Greater Houston Area.”

Click here to view photos from the event. 

Since 1973, we have worked to deliver meals to local homebound seniors, currently delivering over 130,000 meals annually.  Volunteers deliver meals along 75 routes throughout the 1,000 square miles of Montgomery County.  As Baby Boomers become seniors, demand continues to increase.  Seniors in need of meals are added to the waiting list each week. Additionally our curb-to-curb transportation service provides more than 17,000 rides to the disabled and seniors annually. Learn how you can support local seniors.

“It’s very gratifying to assist seniors and visit with them each week”, said Teresa Alexander, MOW volunteer. “They are grateful for conversation and companionship. I really enjoy making them smile with the little extra things like taking their dog to the groomer or delivering dog food on Saturday.”

Meals are prepared by a professional chef monitoring calories, fat, vitamins, calcium, sodium, fiber, and protein for 600 homebound meals each week. The first Friday of each month at 8:30am Chef John opens the kitchen to visitors to taste his exquisite offerings. Visit the calendar for details.

Sponsors

Many thanks to SWBC Mortgage, the presenting sponsor for 3 years running, and all the other community sponsors that contributed to the success of the event:

  • Strike
  • Woodlands Dermatology Associates
  • Vitruvian Exploration
  • Insperity
  • Planet Lincoln
  • Entergy
  • Great American Title
  • Kevin Baker Real Estate & Homes
  • Houston Spine & Rehabilitation Centers
  • Rhame & Gorrell Wealth Management
  • Green Financial
  • Buckalew Chevrolet
  • Milstead Service Center
  • Stylecraft Builders
  • First Financial Bank
  • Benchmark Bank
  • Quality of Life Chiropractic
  • Cortez Sitter Allstate
  • Brightpointe Rivershire
  • Nettles & Co. Property Tax Advisors
  • Pathfinder Home Health.

Planet Lincoln has sponsored the Great Pumpkin Shoot since 2016 as the T- Shirt and Gun Board Sponsor. “Planet Lincoln could not exist without community support,” said Alexa Horak. “It makes sense to serve the community with a fun event!”

Results

For scoring details or to view your own score, visit iClays.

Teams

Silver Course

  • 1st:  Team of Mark Weisser, Will Simpler, Robert Voss, John T. Dibble
  • 2nd: “Richardson’s Dudes”:  Roger Kolas, Brian Gremminger, Ronnie Johnston & Brian Richardson
  • 3rd:  Team of Scott Steinke, David Nettles, Robert Perez and David Nettles Sr.

Woodlands Dermatology Gold Course

  • 1st: “Shawcor Shooters”: Jim Kelly, Wes Johnson, Chris Havern, Eric Worley
  • 2nd: “Entergy”: Grady Smith, George Russell, Paul Bennett, Kyle Shepherd
  • 3rd: “SWBC Mortgage Shootin’ the Breeze”: Dave Baker, Brian Parker, Gil Staley, Terry Sellers

Individuals

Silver Course

  • Top Male:  Scott Steinke
  • Top Female:  Mary Henrickson

Woodlands Dermatology Gold Course

  • Top Male: David Baker
  • Top Female:  Lynda McBeth

Tracy Hird, Clay Queens team participant, volunteers for MOWMC on behalf of Bentwater Volunteer Families and National Charity League. “It’s a beautiful way to do something fun with my friends and raise funds for the organization I love to be a part of”.