Rabbit tourney set in Jay

A photo from the 2010 Rabbit Tournament to benefit the Jay Fire Department.

A photo from the 2010 Rabbit Tournament to benefit the Jay Fire Department.

— It’s a day made for the Elmer Fudd in everyone.

The Sixth Annual Rabbit Tournament to benefit the Jay Fire and Rescue Department will be held Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 18-19, at the fire house.

“The money raised will go in the new equipment fund for the fire department,” Max Thwaits, a member of the department, said. “Doing fundraisers like this one is how we keep the taxes down in the Jay fire district.”

Hunters can enter up to two rabbits per day per person. Thwaits said that the rabbits will be given back so they can be entered in other tournaments that might be held the same weekend.

Along with the contest, there will also be cash prizes, basket of cheer, gun raffle, door prizes, and meals that will be included with the entry fee or purchased separately for those not hunting.

“We are serving a spaghetti dinner on both nights that is also available to the public,” Thwaits said. “You do not have to hunt to come and purchase a meal. To enter the tournament is $15 and that includes two meals. Meals are sold separately for $7 and take out is available.”

On Sunday evening will be the drawing for the top three place winners along with the winner of the gun (Mosseburg 500 12 gauge pump) raffle, door prizes, and basket of cheer.

For more information, contact either the Jay Fire House (946-2552), Dean Joy (524-2696) Thwaits (513-9573) or email rabbit@jayvfd.org.

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