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In Johnson, NE to Promote/Celebrate Youth Outdoors

Yesterday evening I made the trip from Omaha to Johnson, NE to see old friends, make new ones and promote outdoor activities & shooting sports for youth at a banquet/fundraiser held by the Southeast Nebraska Lewis & Clark Sportsman Club at the American Legion building there in the neat little town of Johnson.

My buddy Glen Hogue who owns and operates Hogies Gun and Sport in Auburn, NE  invited me, Mike Remund and Randy Fox of Game and Parks to speak at the event  which was attended by nearly 200 people.

It was a great night for all of us to have fun, celebrate youth and raise money for more equipment on the shooting sports end of things for these young people in the extreme southern portion of southeast Nebraska!

Here I am pictured with young Cooper Mcvay at the event. The kids always love my funny hats! Photo by Paula Mcvay.

What was really cool last night is that all of the kids in attendance received a free a BB gun with the approval of their parents or guardians! Hats off  to Glen Hogue and the the Lewis & Clark Sportsman Club for this wonderful event promoting and celebrating youth outdoors!

The kids line up to receive their BB guns. Photo by Paula Mcvay.
Cooper Mcvay with his new BB gun. Photo by Paula Mcvay.

About greg wagner

A native of Gretna, NE, a graduate of Gretna High School and Bellevue University, Greg Wagner currently serves as the Communications and Marketing Specialist and Manager for the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission's Service Center in Omaha. On a weekly basis, Wagner can be heard on a number of radio stations, seen on local television in Omaha, and on social media channels, creatively conveying natural resource conservation messages as well as promoting outdoor activities and destinations in Nebraska. Wagner, whose career at Game and Parks began in 1979, walks, talks, lives, breathes and blogs about Nebraska’s outdoors. He grew up in rural Gretna, building forts in the woods, hunting, fishing, collecting leaves, and generally thriving on constant outdoor activity. One of the primary goals of his blog is to get people, especially young ones, to have fun and spend time outside!

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