Large Crowds at Y-City Gun Fest

by Courtney Wheaton on October 5, 2013 at 7:19 am

Large crowds came out to the 2013 Y-City Gun Fest held at the Muskingum County Fairgrounds on Saturday.

This is the 4th year for the annual festival. The Rotary Club of Zanesville has organized the event in the past, but this time the Knight’s Foundation took charge in planning the event. Knight’s President, Joe Nash says he is pleased with the turnout since it was his very first time coordinating the show.

"Unbelievable," said Nash. We heard anywhere from 1,100 to 1,700 tickets. We are up to 3,000 and maybe by the two o’clock drawing we’ll be up to sold out by 3,500. "

Tickets were $50 per person and people were able to eat for free, enjoy music by the band Double Cut and put their names in for special raffle prizes. Some of these prizes included a brand new archery set, ruby ring, and a gun safe. Much of the money raised will go back to the local community.

" It all stays in the local area," said Nash. Bishop Fenwick, Bishop Rosecrans, sponsorships and scholarships to many different things. We help Starlight out, Naomi, we do a lot of different charities with it. "

Saturday’s festivities lasted until 8 p.m.