The Knights Foundation hosts Y-City Gun Fest

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Friday we previewed the Y-City Gun Fest for you, and Saturday gun enthusiasts took over the Muskingum County Fairgrounds.

The Gun Fest ran from noon to 8:00 p.m., and around 3,000 of people showed up to eat, socialize and hope their name was picked. A different gun was raffled off every five minutes all day and a special cash prize was drawn every half hour.

This is the second year that the Knights Foundation organized Gun Fest. Board member Bruce Kolopajlo said the event is more than just a gun show. It’s a place to come and socialize. We also spoke with the Chairman of the Knights Foundation, Joe Nash. He said having Gun Fest allows the foundation to help area schools.

"It goes to a worthy cause. It’s for the charities in Zanesville," Nash continued. "Our main goal is to keep the catholic schools open in Zanesville, Ohio."

Nash also expressed his gratitude for all of the community support.

"We’ve had great support," Nash said. "We’ve got great sponsors. I can’t even begin to name them all. We’ve got over 60 sponsors that helped us."

Any of the extra food at this years event will be donated to the Salvation Army.

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