2006 St. Jude Candids

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2006 St. Jude Candids

Postby Jerry Moll » Tue Apr 18, 2006 1:08 pm

Parsons, TN - On April 13, 14 and 15 the 31st Annual Decatur County World's Largest Coon Hunt Benefit for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital was held at the Decatur County Fairgrounds & Convention Center in Parsons, Tennessee. For thirty-one years benevolent Coonhunters from all across the US have been converging on Parsons, TN to support the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital located in Memphis, Tennessee.

Welcome and Thank You!
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Photo caption: AKC Coonhounds Executive Field Representative Jimmy Phillips addresses the crowd in the opening ceremonies. l-r: George Haggard, AKC Executive Field Representative Jimmy Phillips, Hunt Director Kelly Deere, Scott Hinshelwood and Parsons, TN Mayor Tim Boaz.

Thursday Crowd!
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Photo caption: The crowd at the 2006 St. Jude Event was enormous for three days in a row. This photo shows the crowd early Thursday.

Touching Words!
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Photo caption: St. Jude Research Hospital's Sr. Event Marketing Representative and former St. Jude patient Scott Hinshelwood addresses the huge crowd at Parsons, TN. l-r: George Haggard, Scott Hinshelwood, Hunt Director Kelly Deere, AKC Executive Field Representative Jimmy Phillips and Parsons, TN Mayor Tim Boaz.

Dedicated and Hard Working!
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Photo caption: The staff hosting the 2006 Decatur County World's Largest Coon Hunt Benefit for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

Compassionate Hearts!
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Photo caption (l-r): AKC Chief Operating Officer John Lyons presents donation checks to Nelda Pritchard, Secretary Decatur County World's Largest Coon Hunt Benefit for St Jude Children's Research Hospital. These donations from the American Kennel Club, AKC Employees and Coonhunters purchasing wristbands totaled nearly $13,000!

Bean Time!
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Photo caption: This excited young man fills his plate at the “White Bean Supper” just prior to the annual non-licensed Youth Event both held on Thursday night.

Let's Get Ready To Rumble!
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Photo caption: Thursday night's All Ladies Hunt participants prepare to draw out.

Tina Thaxton and Annie Win!
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Photo caption: Tina Thaxton of Adairsville, Kentucky with her Treeing Walker female Annie. Tina is an annual competitor in this Thursday night charity event and has consistently brought in the most sponsorship money year after year. This year Tina and Annie posted $3,464 in sponsorship money and sold for $120 in the action which was the third highest seller.

Splash!
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Photo caption: Dogs hit the water after the raccoon while competing for “first line” and “first tree” honors in Saturday's Non-Licensed Water Race.

Beautiful Coonhounds, Tough Handlers!
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Photo caption, l-r clockwise-not competing: AKC Photographer Robert Young, Carol Phillips, AKC Show Judge Amanda Alexander.

Saturday Afternoon Crowd!
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Photo caption: For three days in a row the crown grows filling the Decatur County Fairgrounds & Convention Center in Parsons, Tennessee.


What Am I Getting Myself Into?
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Photo caption (l-r): AKC Gazette feature writer Mara Bovsun from the New York office suits up for her very first night of coonhunting.

Josh Turner Arrives!
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Photo caption (l-r): AKC Chief Operating Officer John Lyons, MCA Recording artist Josh Turner and AKC Coonhounds Executive Field Representative Jimmy Philips.

Personalized!
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Photo caption: The St. Jude Cap autographed by MCA Recording artist Josh Turner.

Say Cheese!
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Photo caption (l-r): Carol Phillips (wife of AKC Coonhounds Executive Field Representative Jimmy Phillips) and MCA Recording artist Josh Turner.

We Are All Grateful!
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Photo caption (l-r): AKC Coonhounds Manager Caroline-Kelly Murphy thanks MCA Recording artist Josh Turner.

Don't Go A-Ridin' On That Long Black Train!
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Photo caption (l-r): MCA Recording artist Josh Turner keeps the crowd on their feet with his special St. Jude acoustical performance.
Jerry Moll
 

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