AEDC to host Longbeards

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ARNOLD AIR FORCE BASE, TENN. – AEDC Services Arnold Lakeside Center (ALC) along with Outdoor Recreation will host the Franklin County Longbeards AEDC Invitational on March 9.

This event is open to the public and is a National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF) sanctioned calling contest with emcee Mike Halter. The event will begin at 9 a.m. at ALC with check in of all contestants. A calling meeting will be held at 10 a.m. and the calling contest will start at 11 a.m.

All contestants and guests should preregister by March 2. Because the ALC is within the boundaries of AEDC a list of all attending individuals must be provided to the security gate to expedite entry.

Late registration is allowed but will cost an additional $10 and could result in delays at the gate.

There will be five divisions: Senior Open (age 21 and over) $20, Senior Friction (age 21 and over) $20, Amateur (any age) $15, Intermediate (age 16-20) $10, and Jakes (age 15 and under) free. All divisions will award first, second and third place winners. The first place winners in both senior divisions are eligible to move on to the NWTF Grand National Calling Championships in Nashville.

A deli lunch buffet will be served for $8.75 ($5 age 12 and under) or the pizza menu will also be available throughout the day. Dinner is available from the ALC full menu.

Limited booth space is available at this event for $50 per space. For more information or to register, call Preston Martin at 931-454-3350 or Joe Pennington at 931-454-6084.

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