Hootin an Hollarin horseshoe pitching competition to be held at 10 a.m. Saturday


Bob Kingsolver pitches a horseshoe while John Steffensen watches in this 2010 Hootin an Hollarin photo. The horseshoe pitching competition, which hasn’t been held since 2014, is making a comeback this year.

The 2018 edition of Hootin an Hollarin will feature an event that has been dormant for a few years, the horseshoe pitching competition. This year’s competition will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday morning in the parking lot across from Guffey Motors at Third Street and Harlin drive west of the square.

The event, which was last held in 2014, is making a comeback this year under the direction of Gainesville resident Heath Treat.

Treat says the competition will be split into four divisions: men, women, juniors (12 and under) and teams. Pitchers are welcome to join in both the appropriate singles division and the team division. Teams consist of two pitchers of any age. 

Trophies will be awarded to the first place winners in each category. Second place winners will also earn an award. 

The event is free, and everyone is invited to join in – or come to watch. A lack of experience is not a problem, Treat says. Those wishing to participate are asked to show up at the event about 10 minutes early to register. For more information, call Treat at 417-989-0144.

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