Bellefonte, PA – On May 7 and 8, 2019, the State Correctional Institution (SCI) at Rockview hosted its 5th Annual Veteran Turkey Hunt. Four veterans were selected to participate in a two-day Spring Gobbler Hunt. A meet and greet dinner was held at the Pleasant Gap Legion on May 6. The hunters were each presented with items that included turkey calls. All items were purchased with proceeds raised during the year by the staff at SCI Rockview with fundraisers.
The veteran hunters included John Gority – Vietnam Veteran; Bob Russler – US Army; Richard Fink – US Air Force; and David Taylor – US Marine.
Three out of the four hunters were successful in harvesting a gobbler during the hunt. The hunters were then given the opportunity to participate in the Corrections Employee Week barbeque at the facility. SCI Rockview employee hunt guides included Sgt. C. Kuhns, Sgt. E. Hall, Sgt. M. Intallura, Officer M. Rains, Electronics Trade Instructor M. Foster, Maintenance Foreman 1 J. Payne, Plumbing Trades Instructor Nick Dimoff, Utility Plant Officer M. Adams, and Locksmith J. Adams.
SCI Rockview is honored to host this event each year. None of this would be possible without the support and fundraising efforts of SCI Rockview staff.
MEDIA CONTACT: Nicki Paul, 814-355-4874
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