Veterans, support staff, enjoy a day-long Hope for Heroes outdoor adventure on the Mims Farm

Posted January 30, 2019 at 2:50 pm

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It was a busy day on the Mims Farm Saturday, when a group from Hope for Heroes spent the day enjoying the outdoors.

Mitch Serlin, the Director of the Hope for Heroes camp located in the Seminary Community near the Clinton County – Cumberland County line, told the Clinton County News Saturday that the event included a day-long structured hunting themed outing for seven disabled veterans and a support staff of over 20 people.

The day began with a group rabbit hunt, which resulted in a bed full of rabbits taken from the farm.

Also held for the veterans was a rifle shooting competition as well as a clay pigeon shooting contest late in the day.

The event closed with a filet mignon meal that had been cooked on site by Kenny Mims.

Serlin, a retired US Army 101st Airborne Scout Sniper, who served in Desert Storm, founded the Heroes for Hope unit in 2010 in an effort to help fellow veterans who, like himself, are suffering from PTSD and had been disabled from that condition and other combat related conditions.

Serlin said that Saturday’s adventure included veterans who had fought in campaigns in Iraq, Afghanistan and Desert Storm.

Saturday’s hunt and related activities were sponsored locally by United Lakes and Land Realty and Auction, Mims, Inc., Hunter’s Bar-B-Q and Jones Restaurant.

Additional donations were also received from Cincinnati Abrasive Supply, BNI Enterprises and Car-Mart Glasgow.

A raffle held late in the day saw veteran Doug Pierani win a Remington shotgun.