YMCA postpones Outdoors Expo

Published 12:00 am Saturday, October 22, 2005

Citing a lack of hunting vendors committed to the show, Greenville YMCA director Amanda Phillips said the Outdoors Expo that was scheduled for today and Sunday has been postponed.

Phillips said that vendors from across the state and the southeast have committed to being apart of Greenville's first ever Outdoors Expo once it has been rescheduled.

&#8220I would rather have it where we had everything there and do it right,” Phillips said. &#8220We had a lot of dealers coming, but we didn't have enough with hunting supplies.”

Phillips said that she is still unsure when the expo will be rescheduled. She is considering having it either in the spring or two weeks after the annual Watermelon Jubille.

&#8220We're sorta iffy right now on selecting a date,” she said. &#8220We want to pick a date that would be best for outdoors people.”

The expo was scheduled to be held on White Oak Hill, which is the same location where the YMCA holds its annual jubilee.

The postponement comes at the right time given that hunters are already two weeks into bow season.

Not to mention, this weekend is one of the biggest for the two major college football teams in the state. Tennessee is playing at the University of Alabama and Auburn is playing at LSU.

While the expo has been postponed, the YMCA is still selling chances on a $1,700 hunting package that includes a Remington 12 gauge pump shotgun, a Ben Pearson Pride bow, materials for a 1 acre food plot, a treestand and a Buckmasters hunting bag.

Each chance is $10 per ticket. Phillips said the drawing for the package will be just before the Thanksgiving holiday.