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Crenshaw Christian Academy prepares for annual deer hunt this weekend

By: Shayla Terry

Crenshaw Christian Academy will host its 13th annual deer hunt this weekend with over 50 participants.

Hunters will arrive at 1 p.m. on Friday, and the hunt will commence. Participants will hunt Friday afternoon, Saturday morning, Saturday afternoon and Sunday morning.  CCA’s hunt is guide assisted.

“Different people who are apart of the CCA county serve as guides, and they take the hunts out to their private property to hunt,” CCA Headmaster Gary Driver said.

The cost to participate in the hunt is $850, which includes the hunts’ meals, deer cleaning and meat storage. The proceeds are to be used for the needs of the school as the board sees fit.

“It goes into the general fund of our school,” Driver said.

“It ensures that everything flows smoothly within our walls.”

Attorney, and CCA supporter, Mike Jones says that participants come from far and wide to participate in the event.

“We have a guy that comes for New York every year to hunt with us,” he said.

“People come from Louisiana, Georgia and Florida.”

With the deer hunt being CCA’s biggest fundraiser, sponsors and the Luverne community contribute a good bit. Sponsors include Hick’s and John Milton Wise and his company.

“We hope that everyone who comes out gets the deer that they come to get, and enjoy our time and community,” Driver said.