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Art Emmons started his first organized horseshoe-playing career in 1984 at Lee Paquette's house (formally called at that time, "The Champlain valley Horseshoe Club"), in the first ever "Vermont Pre-State", replacing the "Northern" and the "Southern" Tournaments.

Art and his wife of 27 years, Deanna lives in Milton. Art has one daughter, Debbie and two grandchildren.

Art has been a member of the Vermont Horseshoe Pitchers Association for 11 years.

Art was one of the instrumental persons in 1987 on starting the "Milton Horseshoe Club" in Milton, VT. He helped to lay out the courts; pouring the cement for the pits, laying out the measurements for the stakes, helped to install the chain-link fence around the courts, helped build the scoring devices to keep score on, and also helped to build their storage shed.

Art held many officers in the Milton Club from 1987-1995. He has been President, Vice-President, Secretary, and Treasurer, and Tournament Director.

He helped to form and organize the Monday Night League which stills runs today.

Art has played in many tournaments throughout New England. In the Vermont States from 1987-1995, he finished second place twice and third once. In 1990, art was in a play-off for first place in Class D and lost, finishing with a record of 5 wins and 1 loss, averaging 30.9% (His best average in a Vermont State Tournament). In 1994, Class C, 2nd place with a 3 and 2 record, averaging 29.9%. In 1987 at Milton's first State Tournament, placed 3rd. He also participated in several New England Tournaments. In 1988 at Keene, NH, placed second in Class K.

An all around good sport, on and off the courts, Art has dedicated himself to the fine game of horseshoes. Willing to help people out with the game, and helping other clubs with keeping score, or turning the pits over.

The VT HPA is very proud to have Art Emmons inducted into the Vermont Hall of Fame as an Organizer.