Terryville Fish & Game Club cancels annual turkey shoot

Published on Monday, 9 November 2020 12:32


PLYMOUTH – The Terryville Fish & Game Club has decided to cancel their annual turkey shoot due to a spike in coronavirus cases.

The Terryville Fish & Game Club has announced that due to the significant increase in covid-19 cases in the Town of Plymouth and that Plymouth has recently moved into red status, that it is canceling the Turkey Shoot that was scheduled for Sunday, Nov. 15.

“We’re at the mercy of covid-19,” said club member Tony Orsini. “Hopefully things will quiet back down and we’ll get back to normal. Then, we’ll proceed as we’ve done in the past. But, for now, things seem to be changing almost daily.”

The event would have been held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Nov. 15 and it would have featured refreshments including clam chowder and hotdogs. The club had also planned to collect donations of non-perishable food items for the Plymouth Food Pantry at the event.

Since the start of the coronavirus pandemic earlier this year, Orsini said that the Terryville Fish & Game club has been “holding their own” and maintaining a membership of 130 people. However, the virus has created a lot of uncertainty around club events and activities.

Orsini said that there are a couple other upcoming club events early next year which remain “up in the air.” This includes the annual Game Supper in January and the Ice Fishing Derby at Mill Pond.

Prior to the covid spike, the Terryville Fish and Game Club was, however, able to hold its first fundraiser of the year on Sept. 26. They offered a home-cooked turkey supper, cooked by club members in the kitchen with several sides and dessert.

“Bill Pirog has been cooking for the last 20 to 30 years,” said Orsini. “He does an excellent job and he also does the cooking for our Big Game Suppers. He makes one of the best clam chowders in New England.”

The meals were handed off to people drive-thru style instead of the traditional sit-down meal which had been offered by the club in past years.

Brian M. Johnson can be reached at 860-973-1806 or bjohnson@bristolpress.com.

Posted in The Bristol Press, Plymouth, Terryville on Monday, 9 November 2020 12:32. Updated: Monday, 9 November 2020 12:34.