NWTF hosts annual event for children with disabilities

NWTF hosts annual event for children with disabilities

Dozens of children living with disabilities donned camouflage and gathered in Jones County Saturday to enjoy an annual outdoors activity hosted by the National Wild Turkey Federation.

Nearly 70 children of all ages took part in the 6th annual Hunt for Kids with Disabilities, hosted by the Cliff White Chapter. However, deer, not turkey, were the focus of the event.

"It changes their lives, they open up," said Lisa Thornton, with the Cliff White Chapter. "Some of the parents say that once they start doing this, it just makes them a whole different person," she said.

"It's really good, it's great, there are a lot of kids here," said Zach Thornton, Lisa Thornton's son and one of the hunt participants.

"It's very good for all of the kids and I like to hunt the deer and it's good for the habitat," said Emilee Williams, another hunt participant.

Children from Mississippi, Louisiana, Alabama and Florida took part in a morning and afternoon hunt at different locations in the county.