Danny Singleton will be the keynote speaker at the seventh annual Chambers County
Outdoor and Wild Game Expo on Saturday, Oct. 3. Singleton is the former Men’s Ministry
Director for Woodstock Baptist Church, Woodstock, GA, and the founder of Danny Singleton
Ministries. He is in great demand for Christian mens’ retreats and a frequent speaker
at outdoor events. Singleton will speak at 1:00 pm CDT.
October third will celebrate the return of the Chambers County Outdoor and Wild Game Expo for the seventh year. The Expo will be held from 9:00 until 2:00 in the fields surrounding the LaFayette Heights Baptist Church Family Life Center. There will be no admission charge.
Cody Clark, who serves as this year’s co-chairman along with Joe Higgins, said that this is a great opportunity for sportsmen and outdoor lovers to share their appreciation of God’s great outdoors and to hone their skills and increase their knowledge of the sporting activities they love.
The Expo has grown significantly over the past six years with the number of guests increasing every year. This year promises to be even bigger than before. One major change Expo visitors should be aware of is a change in parking locations. Parking this year will be at the Chambers County Agricultural Park and Rodeo Arena. The main entrance and registration table will be through the gate leading from the Arena to LaFayette Heights. Only handicapped parking for vehicles with proper identification will be allowed in the church parking lots.
An underemphasized aspect of the Expo, but one of the features most enjoyed by guests, is the fact that the best wild game cooks and grillers in Chambers County will be demonstrating their cooking skills and sharing samples of the wild game they harvested from last hunting season. From year to year, the variety is different, but in past years you could have enjoyed wild turkey, pheasant, quail, alligator tail, rattlesnake, catfish, frog legs, elk and lots of venison. Also, in the past, much of the wild game has been prepared in stews and chilis. Again, this year, Jeff Hadaway and Woody Harmon will be preparing a whole hog cooked intact over a open pit.
Cook teams from Center Baptist Church, Pleasant Grove Congregational Christian Church, Antioch Baptist, Abanda Baptist, LaFayette First Baptist, Riverview Baptist, and five from LaFayette Heights bring the total number of cook teams to twelve. Food prepared by the cooks is offered in sample size servings, and all of it is free. Visitors have the opportunity to graze from tent to tent and enjoy something from all of the cook teams. Food is available until it is consumed which (take note) occurred about 11:00am last year.
Among the speakers at the Expo will be John Davidson, Game Warden for Chambers County. He will be talking about Alabama hunting regulations and specifically about any changes which hunters may be unsure of. In previous years, this has been one of the most entertaining segments of the program because hunters always have some interesting questions for the Game Warden.
Also speaking will be Jimbo Lindsey from Woodhaven Custom Calls. He will be performing demonstrations of wild game calls and instructing hunters on their use.
Steve Lucas from Buckmasters will be there to score and certify your antler racks at no cost (a service that typically incurs a fee). People who bring their mounts to be scored will be eligible to win a Moultrie Panoramic 150 digital game camera. The game camera will be awarded to the deer with the highest score. Only deer taken during the 2014-15 Alabama season will qualify for the prize.
The keynote speaker this year will be Danny Singleton from Woodstock, Georgia. He is a frequent speaker at men’s conferences including many wild game events. He was formerly the Men’s Ministries Director for Woodstock Baptist Church and has now formed Danny Singleton Ministries which is focused on supporting men, marriages, and ministries. Singleton will take the stage at 1:00 pm. All exhibits and activities will shut down at that time as a courtesy to enable all attention to be given to the speaker’s inspirational message.
Musical guests for the day will be Hawkins Ridge from Livingston, Alabama. This group sings music which they write about God’s Great Outdoors and growing up in the South. They have country-bluegrass style with a 50’s feel.
A large number of vendors and exhibitors will be on hand to demonstrate their products and to answer questions from Expo visitors. In many cases items being demonstrated will be available for sale.
For the third year, the Expo will be open to gun exhibitors and dealers. State and federal firearm laws will govern the sale of any guns and ammunition, so change of gun ownership may not be able to take place on site. There will be no gun trading, and only exhibitors at the Expo with Federal Firearms Licenses can bring guns onto the premises.
Vendors and exhibitors that have committed to attend include: Buckmasters, Wall Hanger Taxidermist, Chop Shop Deer Processing, Defensive Firearms Training Group, The Chambers County Gun Club, the National Rifle Association, Woodhaven Custom Game Calls, Holmes Guns, John Newman Guns and Farm Supply, King Ford and Kawasaki, State Line Marina, Men Under Construction, Rock World, The Soap Lady, Fun Carts, The Christian Motorcycle Association, Nina McCormick, June Johnson, Youth Archery, and Leon Perryman Custom Grills.
Many door prizes will be given away during the day with the large prizes being given away at the conclusion of the day’s activities. The grand prize this year is a Browning A5 automatic shotgun, camo-clad, with a 30” barrel. Ownership of the grand prize can only be transferred to a person, over the age of 18, who is eligible to purchase a gun under existing Federal and Alabama Firearms Laws. The winner of the shotgun must accept responsibility for the payment of any taxes by completing at IRS Form W-9 (Request for Taxpayer Information).
Winners of hunting knives which will be given away during the day must be 16 years old and above. For all prizes given away during the day, the winner must be present at the time of the drawing and claim the prize in a timely manner.
The Expo Organizing Committee invites everyone to come out and enjoy a great day with us.