This will be 24 years conducting the Annual 60 Plus Gun Raffle. This event was created by Joe Sassone to help the conservation clubs, associated with the Trumbull County Federation, with the opportunity to support their clubs and help support children conservation activities.
The proceeds collected by your donation to this event helps support the Children's Education Fund.
This Fund supports Children activities, such as air rifle and gun shooting, archery shooting, Archery in the Schools Program (NASP), youth hunting, fishing derby's, and wildlife education with Ducks Unlimited. These are some examples of outdoor activities to keep our conservation heritage moving into the future.
Why you should attend this event.
Starting in 2023, in honor of Joe Sassone, we will be renaming this event to "Shenango Joe 60 Gun Raffle".
Thank you Joe.....
Congratulations to all.
Still need to clarify a couple of winners.
Thank You to everyone that helped and contributed to our 23rd Annual Fundraiser.
Pre-Pay by Credit Card has ended. Tickets will be available at the door.
Select the Quantity of Tickets you would like to order.
If you want someone else's name on the ticket stub other than your name, please call or text me the information, some order for their friends and family.
On your tickets, I will fill out the stub with the information you provided and put them in the bin for the drawing.
Your portion of the ticket to get into the event will be at the Will Call Table located to the left when you walk through the double doors. They will be in a envelope with your name.
Any questions, you can text / call me at 330-307-5704
Thank you for your support.
Joseph Frank Sassone, 82, passed away peacefully early Friday morning, March 4, 2022, surrounded by his closest family at St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital, from complications arising from a rare bacterial infection. Despite numerous setbacks during his yearlong battle, he remained positive and an inspiration to those around him. Joe was born Feb. 7, 1940, in Youngstown, the son of the late Joseph Frank Sassone and Esther Yuschak Sassone and raised from a very early age by his mother and stepfather, Jack Spisak, whom he loved as a father. He graduated from Chaney High School in 1958, had an undergraduate degree in electronics and was a federally licensed radio and TV operating engineer. He proudly served in the United States Air Force as a mechanic during the Vietnam War and obtained the rank of Sergeant. He worked as a motor inspector at Republic Steel, as an industrial maintenance electrician at Commercial Shearing and retired after 25 years at Packard Electric, as a maintenance supervisor. Joe was an avid sportsman and dedicated his life to conservation. He was a member of the Brookfield Tri-District Conservation Club and the Western Reserve Fish and Game Club. He served as an officer and director of the Trumbull County Federation of Sportsmen's Club, where he organized the 60 Gun Raffle fundraiser, an annual labor of love, which supported the Children’s Education Fund. Mr. Sassone was also an officer of the Ohio Federation of Conservation Clubs. He helped organize grass roots advocacy for sportsmen and women and was instrumental in such efforts as having fishing piers built along the causeway at Pymatuning Lake. Joe was a passionate hunter, fisherman, competitive shooter, gunsmith and reloader. He was an NRA-certified Rifle, Pistol and Home Firearms Instructor, a state-certified Hunter Safety Instructor, a developer of the Ohio Hunter Education "Live Fire" Program and passed on his knowledge to numerous safety and self-defense instructors. As “Shenango Joe,” he was a Cowboy Action Shooter and member of the Shenango River Rats chapter of SASS. Joe is survived by his wife and high school sweetheart of nearly 60 years, Alice Williams Sassone, whom he married July 6, 1962; his two children, Darlene Sassone of Boardman and Brian Sassone of Campbell, Calif.; his grandchildren, whom he "loved bunches,” Anjalia and Saviana Sassone; his sister, Nancy Koperdak of Las Vegas; and a brother, Jack Spisak of Lake Milton. Joe will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him.
In lieu of flowers, Joe’s family suggests contributions be made to the Joe Sassone Memorial Fund, in care of the Brookfield Conservation Club, PO Box 46, Brookfield, OH 44403. Please make check payable to Brookfield Conservation Club and include Joe Sassone Memorial on memo line.