Weston Gun Club foundation supports school’s photography program

The Weston Gun Club Community Foundation funded supplies for the high school’s photography program. From left are Michael Moore, Kate O’Keefe, John Igneri, David Lindsay, WHS Principal Lisa Wolak, and John Wilson.

The Weston Gun Club has long supported various activities, organizations and programs in Weston through its community foundation. Among the latest recipients of the club’s charitable donations are some budding young photographers.

This year, the Weston Gun Club Community Foundation funded new cameras, tripods and lighting equipment for Weston High School’s photography program, which has expanded considerably.

Lisa Wolak, principal at the high school, said the Weston Gun Club has always been extremely generous to Weston High School. Over the years it has supported the girls’ golf team, ADAP, the Diversity Club, and the Weston Boosters. Donations included Smart Boards, an elliptical machine, and videography equipment.

“We are most grateful for the support of the Weston Gun Club Foundation,” said Ms. Wolak said.  “They are always interested in our academic and co-curricular programs and how they can help. This additional photography equipment is very welcome, as we currently have over 240 students in our program.”

Founded in 1933, the Weston Gun Club, located at Godfrey Road East, dedicates itself to the Olympic sport of clay target shooting.

Each spring, the club holds its annual Modern Biathlon, a day of golf and clay shooting, that culminates in a dinner and auction, the proceeds of which go to the Weston Gun Club Community Foundation.

Other donations the foundation has funded in the past include ballistic vests for the Weston Police Department, a radio system for Weston EMS, a new lighting system for Weston Town Hall, expansion of the audiovisual system at Weston Public Library, and an educational program at Devil’s Den.

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