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Leechburg Lad Places First in District Shoot-off

Written By: Rosemarie Shea, Lodge Secretary
Story Date: February 25, 2008

Neal Mc Dermott, son of Todd and Gina McDermott of West Leechburg recently placed first in the 8-9 year old boy division at the Pennsylvania Elks State Association West Central District Shoot-off, held at Homer City High School. A student at Leechburg Elementary School, Neal is the grandson of former Leechburg Basketball coach Robert McDermott. Neal will now go on to the State Competition to be held at State College High School in State College , PA. March 8, 2008. If he wins in that competition he will be eligible to participate in the Regional Finals Saturday, March 29 at Coughlin High School in Wilkes-Barre,PA. The Elks’ nationwide sanctioned program gives youngsters an opportunity for spirited competition, fine relationships with their peers, and travel statewide, regionally and nationally at minimal expense to their parents or school. The parents of finalists at the state, regional and national levels attend the competition as guests
of the Elks.




Submitted by;
Rosemarie Shea, Lodge Secretary
Leechburg Elks Lodge 377
228 Market Street
Leechburg PA 15656
Phone 724 295-4816

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