A coon hunt event billed as the “biggest hunt of the summer” that started Tuesday was wrapping up this weekend at the Highland County Fairgrounds as the CHKC Little World Hunt concluded its hunt. Scott Lewis, shown standing at the table, is one of the event’s local organizers, and said that more than 400 hunters were participating in the hunt, which features a $20,000 winner-take-all grand prize. Lewis said participants have booked every hotel room and have spent thousands of dollars with local merchants. The event also partnered with local 4-H clubs for meals and close to $3,000 has been donated to various clubs. Lewis said there are plans to host a similar event in July when a new pickup truck will be awarded to the winner through an agreement with Jerry Haag Motors. On Friday, one of the 4-H youngster’s cake projects was to be auctioned to help them raise some additional money. One sold for $500 Thursday night, said Lewis. Check Monday at timesgazette.com and in Tuesday’s print edition for more details.
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