Today, Friday, January 25, 4th grade Hueytown Elementary student, Davieon Menefee was presented with a big surprise once-in-a-lifetime hunting trip and the clothing and supplies for the trip. The presentation was a complete surprise to Davieon and the students as a surprise was presented at the end of an assembly to recognize the recent great performances of our Student Lighthouse Team and 5th Grade scholars. Davieon is an exceptional young man. Davieon was also presented with a special proclamation making him the King of the National Kidz Outdoors float in the 2019 Hueytown Christmas Parade.
The trip and supplies were presented to Davieon by the Hueytown Police and Fire Departments, and members of the Hueytown Chamber Of Commerce Famous hunter and tv show host Tommy Wilcox was on hand for the presentation as he will be filming the trip for an upcoming episode of his world-famous tv show “Tommy Wilcox Outdoors Come Getcha Some.
The trip and supplies were provided by the National Kidz Outdoors, The Hueytown Area Chamber Of Commerce, Simmons Sporting Goods, and Shoals Ambulance. Davieon was nominated by his teacher Staci Ragland.
National Kidz Outdoors is a national organization that raises money through donation, sponsorships and outdoor events with the goal of getting youth into the outdoors. Their events are centered around adult mentored outdoor events such as youth deer and turkey hunts. They provide an opportunity for youth hunters who are disabled or otherwise unable, to have the chance to hunt and have that very experience. They hold annual events that include hunting for deer, turkey, and wild boar, as well as fishing tournaments. National Kidz Outdoors national headquarters is located in Hueytown, Alabama. The central Alabama chapter President is Carol Clark who is also the National President and Brannon Clark Fire Marshall with the Hueytown Fire Department is the Vice President of the local chapter and vice president of the national organization. Kidz Outdoors has chapters all over the country that focuses on helping disabled and enable children to experience the outdoors with similar events. For more information visit www.kidzoutdoors.org.