Area youngsters flocked to the inaugural JAKES Day hosted last weekend by Billy and Jamie Ball at the family farm just outside of LaFollette.
Over 350 people attended the event, including 108 children and youths ages 17-and-under.
“We were shooting for 100 the first year,” said Jamie Ball.
“We already have people interested in coming next year.”
JAKES Day is a community outreach program of the National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF). JAKES is an acronym for Juniors Acquiring Knowledge, Ethics and Sportsmanship.