Teams enjoy annual Chamber Clay Shoot


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Wilmington-Clinton County Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Dessie Rogers shows her enthusiasm for the event.

Wilmington-Clinton County Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Dessie Rogers shows her enthusiasm for the event.


Team Alkermes won the event for the fifth consecutive time.


Team Alkermes took home the Chamber Clay Shoot Championship Cup — for the fifth consecutive year — on Friday, Oct. 11 at Cherrybend Pheasant Farm.

With perfect weather as a backdrop, nine teams from Wilmington-Clinton County Chamber member businesses took to the stands.

Co-hosted by ATSG, the Clinton County Port Authority, CMH Regional Health System, and the Clinton County Convention & Visitors Bureau, the 2019 Chamber Clay Shoot was a fun-filled event where teams started with a delicious lunch catered by Shoelaces Catering LLC before making their way through a 12-stand sporting clay course.

At the post-shoot reception, the highest scoring team from Alkermes — comprised of Evan Cadwallader, Lyle Fenner, Kim Spears, and Scott Spears — received a $400 cash prize.

“In recognition for the work you do for the business community, we would like to donate our prize money back to the Chamber,” said Kim Spears.

“We’re grateful for the generosity of Team Alkermes,” said Dessie Rogers, Executive Director of the Wilmington-Clinton County Chamber of Commerce, “and we’ll be putting their prize money into the cash pool for the $25 Days of Christmas, which begins on Friday, Nov. 29.”

In addition to Kevin Hilgenberg with CMH Regional Health System, who won the gift basket for the highest scoring individual, this year’s event included a $200 cash prize for CMH Regional Health System as the 2nd place Lewis Class team and a $100 prize for First State Bank as the 3rd place Lewis Class team.

“We love hosting this event,” stated Rogers. “It’s a one-of-a-kind opportunity for our members to relax and network, while enjoying this unique venue. We couldn’t offer this without the generous support of our sponsors and donors.”

Items for the gift baskets were donated by the Clinton County Historical Society, Ohio Living Cape May, and Shoelaces Catering LLC. In addition to this year’s co-hosts, stands were sponsored by Alkermes, Bush Auto, Caesar Creek Flea Market, Donatos, First State Bank, Greater Tomorrow Health, Hampton Inn & Suites, Melvin Stone Company, Merchants National Bank, Smith-Feike-Minton Insurance, Southern State Community College, TechSolve, and Wilmington Savings Bank.

Wilmington-Clinton County Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Dessie Rogers shows her enthusiasm for the event.
https://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2019/10/web1_IMG_0117.jpgWilmington-Clinton County Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Dessie Rogers shows her enthusiasm for the event.

Team Alkermes won the event for the fifth consecutive time.
https://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2019/10/web1_IMG_0132.jpgTeam Alkermes won the event for the fifth consecutive time.

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