153 Attend Buckhaven’s Wounded Warrior Banquet Jim Brewer, Times Editor

On Saturday, Feb. 20, 153 people participated in the Buckhaven Learning Center’s benefit for the Wounded Warriors program. For nearly a decade, Buckhaven Farm, located on Township Road 629 about six miles south of Loudonville right at the Ashland-Knox County line, has hosted a hunt for the Physcially Challenged Bow Hunters Association. This coming October, Buckhaven will play host to a different hunt, this one for veterans who were disabled in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

“We received a lot of good comments from supporters, who are pleased with the direction we have taken to help wounded veterans,” said Craig Obrecht, president of Buckhaven.

As a special gift, Larry Bowman, a Perrysville native and recently retired Army staff segeant who was twice wounded and awarded Purple Hearts for his service in Iraq, has presented a mascot for Buckhaven, a bear symbolic of the Wounded Warrior project which he was presented on his retirement. Bowman is a cousin of Lonnie Stull, a director of the Buckhaven organization.

Among the other pursuits Buckhaven is working on is enabling local physical education classes to offering archery classes in school. To date, Stull said he is working on establishing classes in Loudonville, East Knox, Danville and Fredericktown, as well as Mount Vernon Nazarene University.