Almost in unison, nearly a dozen arrows spring from a straight line of compound bows, and slap here and there on a group of helpless targets.
It’s late morning on the far end of the Green Lake School playground. Students in phy ed teacher Marsha Krahn’s class are trying out their new equipment: Nine compound bows and several dozen crisp, handsome arrows.
They’re a recent gift from the Green Lake Public Schools Foundation Inc. Although the school has taught archery for decades, this latest purchase is a big step forward.
The previous equipment had seen better days.
“They were just so old, and I was starting to get worried about the equipment breaking and snapping,” Krahn said of the old fiberglass bows. “And due to funding, the only way we can get things that are expensive is trying to write a grant.”
So she did. The foundation did the rest.
A $3,000 contribution allowed Krahn to purchase nine green, Genesis compound bows and 10 dozen arrows ... Continue reading in the Oct. 18 issue of the Ripon Commonwealth Press.