Spokane Machinists plan 2015 charity trap shoot

GREENACRES — Machinists Union Local Lodge 86 will hold its third annual charity trap shoot this summer.

Ken Howard group shootThe event will start with registration at 9 a.m. Aug. 22 at the Spokane Gun Club, 19615 E. Sprague Ave., Greenacres. Shooting will begin at 10 a.m.

Registration costs $70 per shooter, which covers targets, lunch, trophies and prizes. Registration forms are available at Machinists Union District Lodge 751‘s Spokane Union Hall, 4226 E. Mission Ave.

All net proceeds will go to Guide Dogs of America, the California-based charity that provides service dogs and training in their use free of charge to people who are blind or have impaired vision from across the United States and Canada.

Last year’s event drew more than 60 shooters and raised $3,800.

Machinists Local 86 is affiliated with Seattle-based District 751, which is the top fundraiser for Guide Dogs of America. Over the past six years, the union has raised nearly $1.8 million for the charity.

Originally formed in 1935 to represent hourly workers at the Boeing Co., District Lodge 751 of the International Association of Machinists & Aerospace Workers now represents more than 33,000 working men and women at 52 employers across Washington and California. They are served by a network of seven local lodges, which includes Local 86 in Spokane, Local 1123 in Wenatchee and Local 1951 in Richland.

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