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Hudson Farm Hosts 10th Annual Abbot Giles P. Hayes '56 Shooting Classic
Jared Lowy

On May 9, Delbarton returned to Hudson Farm in Andover for the 10th Annual Abbot Giles P. Hayes '56 Shooting Classic. Delbarton alumni, parents, staff members and guests arrived for the annual shoot, eager to spend time outdoors together on what ended up being an absolutely perfect afternoon despite the rainy forecast, as the sounds of shotgun fire filled the air. After settling in for a brief lunch at the Crow's Nest, the eager crowd was greeted by Assistant Headmaster for Advancement Craig Paris '82 and Headmaster Fr. Michael Tidd, O.S.B. who as a yearly tradition, marked the opening of the shooting competition with a deafening cannon blast, signaling the start of the shoot.  The men took up their guns, stuffed shells into their pockets and mounted 4x4s to take on the course.

In teams of four, the competitors spent the next three hours putting their marksmanship to the test for a spot on the Abbot Giles P. Hayes Cup. History repeated itself once again as this year's high team was the foursome of George Parsells P'17, A.J. Papetti '82 P '13, '14, '17Alex Badalamenti P'20 and Herman Kurz. Parsells also took home the High Shot award for the highest score with a 90.

The evening, after a group photo was snapped, Craig Paris and Fr. Michael saluted the group and paid tribute to Abbot Giles Hayes for whom the event is dedicated.

A big thank you to Dave and his crew at Hudson Farm for their yearly hospitality and to Peter Ramsey '90 for organizing and hosting this yearly event.