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LAVACA COUNTY, TEXAS
The Appelt's Hill Gun Club celebrated its 135th anniversary on Sunday, October 15, 2017. First known as the Appelt's Hill Schutzen Verein, the club was organized on August 20, 1882 by August J. Appelt, with forty-five members from around the community. Appelt built a platform on his land in 1886 and the first four king shoots were held there. It was named Possum Flat. The platform was moved to Joseph Selzer's property and the shoots continued there until 1896. At that time, the club purchased 7 1/4 acres from John Schornack and William Heinsohn. Since 1897 the king shoot has been held on these grounds. The original building was destroyed by a storm on July 21, 1909. The present hall is used by the general public for dances, family reunions and other gatherings. The Appelt's Hill Gun Club is the only active gun club left of seven such organizations in the county. Some of the other community gun clubs were at Breslau, Hallettsville, Pagel Settlement and Wied.

The Appelt's Hill Gun Club still carries on the tradition started by August J. Appelt and holds shoots every May (May Feast) and October (King Feast). Check the events schedule for the feast schedules and other planned events.

Board Members

                 APPELT'S HILL GUN CLUB BOARD MEMBERS


PRESIDENT ROBERT ZAPPE     361-772-8575 rpzappe@yahoo.com

VICE PRESIDENT DAVID POHL   361-550-5948 pohlcat@sbcglobal.net

TREASURER HILMER APPELT   832-405-2205 hmappelt@cvctx.com

SECRETARY WAYNE ROTHER

BETTY SUPAK    979-478-6201 supakinc@twlt.net



RANGE MASTER
NORBERT”BUCK”HENNEKE     936-525-9918                   hennekenl@yahoo.com


BOARD MEMBERS
JUSTIN BUTSCHEK                          361-772-8522            justinbutschek@yahoo.com

SCOTT DYER                                       832-260-2819            sarge5250@gmail.com


GROUNDS AND HALL KEEPER GLADYS DEVALL

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