On target: A spear throw competition was one of the activities included in the Kids’ Zone at last year’s Sportsmen’s Spectacular at Liberty Hill Baptist Church.
On target: A spear throw competition was one of the activities included in the Kids’ Zone at last year’s Sportsmen’s Spectacular at Liberty Hill Baptist Church.

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Liberty Hill to host Sportsmen’s Spectacular on March 8

Published 7:22am Thursday, February 27, 2014

Justin Nelson will be the guest speaker at the annual Sportsmen’s Spectacular at Liberty Hill Baptist Church.

The eighth annual Sportsmen’s Spectacular will be hosted by Liberty Hill Baptist Church on March 8 and will feature a wild game supper, shooting competitions and door prizes.

Nelson, a Chilton County native, is the associate and youth pastor at Taylorville Baptist Church in Tuscaloosa. He is also an avid deer, duck and turkey hunter who has a passion for fishing and storytelling.

“The LHBC Sportsmen’s Spectacular is an awesome opportunity for outdoorsmen and women to come together, have fun, eat and support their love for the great outdoors,” Nelson said. “It’s also an excellent chance to introduce a young person to the outdoors, with lots of kids activities that are action-packed, making the Sportsmen’s Spectacular a great ‘intro course’ for future outdoor enthusiasts.

“From skeet shooting to grilled venison tenderloin, there’s something for everyone.”

Adult competitions, Kid’s Zone activities and registration for door prizes will begin at 3 p.m. Supper begins at 5 p.m.

Adult competitions include skeet shooting, archery and a turkey shoot. Children can take part in their own events, including casting, BB guns, archery and others. First and second place trophies will be given for three age groups.

The wild game supper will feature various game that was captured and cooked by Chilton County locals. Alligator, deer burgers, camp stew, elk and even frog legs have made the menu in years past.

The dining area is elaborately decorated with mounted game hunted by members of the community. Deer, antelope, bobcats, snakes and a few more exotic trophies cover the walls. Decorations are a favorite for regular Sportsmen’s Spectacular attendees.

Door prizes will be awarded throughout the night. Prizes range from caps to casserole dishes, from hunting gear to gift certificates. Most prizes are donated by Liberty Hill Baptist Church and local businesses.

If your business would like to donate a door prize, contact Liberty Hill at 205-755-1694.

The Sportsmen’s Spectacular is a free event, but RSVP by calling Liberty Hill at 205-755-1694 or email tina@libertyhillonline.org.

For more information about the event, call Kevin Nelson at 205-755-9753, Liberty Hill Baptist Church at 755-1694 or visit www.libertyhillonline.org.

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