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Chief AJ coming to McNabb

McNABB — A History Channel shooting expert will be on hand at Saturday’s McNabb Fire Department Vendor Bazaar and village wide garage sales.

Chief AJ, the “Top Shot” expert and Guinness Book world record holder, will be at the bazaar to give a hands-on demonstration of sling-shooting. Chief AJ will be at Coleman Park with his slingshots and targets and to let participants try out his new Bear Kill’en - Deer Slaying - Fish Stick’en HFX slingshot.

In 2008, at the age of 70, Chief AJ set a Guinness World Record for slingshot shooting, hitting 1,500 flying targets.

Fire department spokesperson Stacey Haley said the community is excited to have someone like Chief AJ attending the bazaar.

“Not every day does a town of 300 get someone like him here,” she said.

Another feature of the bazaar, which will run from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., is the Illinois Storm chasers, who will be giving tours of their vehicle and talking about weather. Founded in 2000, ILCHASE provides all weather data, video, and information we capture to any and all government agencies, universities and other research organizations completely free of charge.

In addition, yard sales will be held throughout the village and rural areas, and maps can be found at Jack’s Gas, McNabb First State Bank and at the fire station. Emmaus Lutheran Church will host a bake sale and coffee hour at the fire station beginning at 8 a.m., and will serve lunch from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

There will also be raffles and a vendor bazaar including Scentsy, Cosi Up, Photos By Jackie, Loving Stitches, Diva Girl, Miche, Jamberry Nails, R&R Enterprises, Hidden Paradise Alpacas, Little Miss Frilly, Velata, Fair Universe, L.J.’s Garden Cafe, Vault Denim, Antler Jewelry, XOXO by Aylee, Thirty-One, PartyLite, Bracelet Fun, Tupperware, Charmed Forces, IV Democratic Women, It’s A Girl Thing, Noodle Scarves, Any Who and Like Designer.

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