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Van Wert Elks Lodge No. 1197 wants to remind all boys and girls, ages eight through 13, of the upcoming Hoop Shoot Free Throw Contest which will be held on Saturday, November 2 2013 at the Goedde Building (old high school) on West Crawford Street in Van Wert. Boys registration will be held at 8:30 a.m. and the contest begins at 9:00 a.m. Girls will register at 9:30 a.m. and shoot at 10:00 a.m.

The contest is open to all boys and girls, ages eight through 13. Boys and girls will be competing separately in their age class. All local winners will receive trophies and will be eligible to compete in the district competition which will be held at the University of Findlay in Findlay, Ohio in January 2014.

All contestants will receive a free t-shirt, compliments of Van Wert Pizza Hut, Laudick's Jewelry, Lee's Ace Hardware and Lee Kinstle GM Sales and Service.

This contest, like all Elks Hoop Shoot Contests, is free of charge with no registration fees required. All boys and girls are encouraged to participate this year, reports Chuck Rollins, Hoop Shoot Chairman for the local program.