October 25 was a cold and rainy morning at the 4th annual Great Pumpkin Shoot, but that didn’t stop 30 teams from competing, with the help of 50+ volunteers – creating quite the treat for homebound seniors who depend on this fundraiser to supplement their basic needs.
Participants blasted pumpkins, guessed the weight of a custom-made boulder, shot sporting clays, and took their chance at winning the top-notch raffle baskets – including a Bourbon Barrel valued at $4,700!
Shooter and sponsor generosity helped raise more than $82,000 – providing 8,736 meals to at-risk seniors living in Montgomery County! These meals impact real people in our community, like Mr. Denny, a Vietnam Veteran who said:
“Before I contacted you all I had nothing…no food to eat. The Meals on Wheels people have done a lot for me, more than any other organization. They saved my life.”
Since 1973, we have worked to deliver meals to local homebound seniors, currently delivering over 143,000 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 15,000 rides to the disabled and seniors annually. Learn how you can support local seniors.
“The support of the community is vital to helping MOWMC in its mission to foster the independence and dignity of homebound seniors by providing home delivered meals, transportation and caring connections. Meals on Wheels is so much more than a meal.
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.
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:
- SWBC Mortgage
- Planet Ford Lincoln
- Memorial Hermann Hospital The Woodlands
- Nettles & Co. Property Tax Consulting
- Green Financial
- Kevin Baker Real Estate Team Keller Williams
- Cigna HealthSpring
- Milstead Service Center
- The Geo Group Foundation
- Great American Title
- Hoover Lake Conroe Group Real Estate Professionals
- Vitruvian Exploration
- Dr. Scott Young, Woodlands Dentistry
- Woodforest Wealth Strategies
- First Financial Bank, Clear Captions
- The Strong Law Firm
- Stull Inspections
For scoring details or to view your own score, visit iClays.
1st Place Teams
- Entergy Silver Course: Telegistics team of Brian Murray, Jordan Scambray, Chase and Randy Councill
- Insperity Gold Course: “Dude”: Roger Kolas, Brian Richardson, Brian Gremminger and Weldon Witt
Entergy Silver Course
- Top Male: Brian Murray and Freddy Brooks, tied
- Top Female: Lauren Smith
Insperity Gold Course
- Top Male: Roger Kolas
- Top Female: Mary Henrickson
Coming Up Next
Save the date for the 2020 Great Pumpkin Shoot – Friday, October 23. And don’t miss the upcoming Miles for Meals 5k / 10k! Visit the calendar for all upcoming events.