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Boot, Shoot and Boogie a hit
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Boot Shoot Boogie

Novice and avid shooters alike gathered Thursday afternoon to shoot a few pigeons.

But dont worry: These pigeons were made of clay.

The Dawson County Chamber of Commerce held its first annual "Boot, Shoot and Boogie," a 14-station clay-shooting tournament, at the Etowah Valley Sporting Clays Park.

Dawsonville Gun and Pawn won first place in the team category. Second place was awarded to Ron Cooke, Barry Zuckerman and Chamber President Christie Haynes. A total of seven teams competed.

Barry Zuckerman was awarded first place in the shooter category, and Ron Cooke placed second.

After the tournament, shooters enjoyed a barbecue supper, courtesy of Big D's, along with live music from Coal Mountain Band.

Haynes said participants enjoyed the chance to shoot clays.

"We had a great time at the Boot, Shoot, & Boogie," she said. "We were proud to host an event where members could come together for a fun afternoon enjoying one of Dawson County's great tourism destinations- Etowah Valley Sporting Clays."

Money raised from the tournament is used to support the programs and benefits offered to Chamber of Commerce members, membership director Kara Hewatt said.

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