WEST AMWELL TWP. – The Hunt Family Hunting Preserve will have its 10th annual benefit for a local good cause on Jan. 11 and 12.
It will be at the Hunts' preserve, part of a farm, where people pay to hunt game birds, at 342 Mount Airy-Harbourton Road in West Amwell.
Groups of two to four people will go out at a time, with a one-hour hunt costing $70 each and entitling them to three pheasants per hunter. Participants can bring their own hunting dogs or dogs will be available. Each year, the Hunts select some local family or organization to benefit from the event.
This year, they have chosen Lolly and Randy Hoagland, who have both lived in the Lambertville-West Amwell area their entire lives. Lolly Hoagland has been diagnosed with a brain tumor and, because of its location, an operation is not feasible, reported Betty Jane Hunt. So she is undergoing radiation treatments daily and is on several medications for this and other health problems.
Hoagland worked for West Amwell Township for 25 years, and served with the Lambertville Rescue Squad as an active member for 15 years. Randy Hoagland, who recently retired from West Amwell Township, has been a member for 45 years of the West Amwell Volunteer Fire Company.
“This is what small communities like West Amwell and the surrounding areas are all about, helping each other,” siad Hunt. “Come out for a great time and to help a wonderful family.”
Food and coffee will be available all day.
"If you don’t hunt, stop anyway," she said, for something to eat. And hopefully, make a donation.
One-day hunting license are available. Participants must have a hunting license or a hunter safety certificate. Call (609) 397-2007 for other details and to reserve a time slot.