Local archery programs get pop culture boost
WARRENVILLE – Swashbuckling pirates once swung swords and soldiers had their guns and grenades at the ready. But the quintessential hero’s weapon has received a facelift in recent years with the popularity of books and movies such as “The Hunger Games,” “Brave” and “The Avengers.”
The characters of Katniss, Merida and Hawkeye have helped to popularize archery, causing an increase in interest in local programs offering children and adults the chance to try their own hand at a bow and arrow.
“Last year, it went through the roof,” said Ken Walther, co-owner of Ten Ring Archery in Carol Stream.
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