An A-Maize-ing Tournament


The Hangout will be having a cornhole tournament and silent auction on April 15th.

The Hangout, located at 204 E. St. in Lefors, is a recreation room designed for the youth of the community to have a safe place to hang out and have fun.

The Hangout, a wonderful staple of Lefors, opened its doors in the Fall of 2021. The Shephard family sought a place for their kids and friends to play while staying safe.

Jennifer Lock Shephard gave more insight into finding the ideal location for the Hangout.

“We started praying for God to provide a place,” Shepard said. “Eventually, we opened the Hangout in the house my dad grew up in.”

Shepard and her mother, Tonya Wyatt Lock, along with Shepard’s husband, Marcus, are the main volunteers who run the Hangout.

Kids can enjoy their time off of school by playing pool, and air hockey, reading books, and putting puzzles together.

Shepard has been working very hard to make the Hangout a non-profit organization. With the popularity of the sport, Shepard saw a cornhole tournament as a perfect opportunity to raise funds.

“The overall goal is to make enough money to become a non-profit organization,” Shepard said.

The cornhole tournament will be hosted by Joe Arias, a member of the Amarillo Kings Cornhole.

The Hangout Cornhole tournament will be held at the Lefors High School Activity Center on 209 E. 5th St. Burgers, chips, and drinks will be sold.

To sign up a team, register on Scoreholio or call Shepard at (806) 835-0885. The fee to register is $50. The top three teams will receive a 50 percent payout.

The event begins at 10 am and people will begin to cornhole at 11 am.

In addition to the cornhole tournament, there will be a silent auction. Shepard is seeking donations for the event.

“The silent auction will have items like gift certificates, t-shirts, and tumblers,” Shepard said.

Shepard expressed her appreciation for all the support the Hangout has received.

“We are thankful for the support of the community,” Shepard said.