Concerning the shoot Mother Nature played a hand in that as well. There was little doubt that it was going to rain and it did. Shotgun start at 10:10AM and I would guess that at about 10:20AM the rain started. All of the Shooters went back to the club house excepting one group that took shelter in a building on the course. At that point we pulled some guns out for a make shift display. I had 4 long barreled Parkers and a couple of LC Smith Crown Grades, a 12 and a 20. Jeff Kuss brought along several Parkers, a beautiful CH, a 36" VH, but of course the show stopper was his AAH 16 gauge. Most folks had never seen much less handled 36" guns, same goes for the AAH, the engraving impressed a lot of folks. While we were waiting for the rain to stop I took the opportunity to measure a handful of guns. We ate lunch a little early and then shortly after that the rain did pass by. A lot of shooters left after lunch as the radar showed
no signs of it letting up however a gap appeared and at somewhere around 12:45 we were able to get back out and complete the course in dry weather. I am not certain but I think about 12-15 shooters stuck around and shot, the sun actually came out. I shot with Jeff Kuss who made the 3 1/2 drive in 5 hours due to construction and also Chuck Dredge (PGCA member) who drove 3 hours. Interestingly enough the two of them spent a year in college together way back in the day.
In summary I can tell you that we had 42 shooters show up. In as bad as the weather was I have had no less than 20 of them either tell me personally, text or email how much they enjoyed it even though it rained and the common theme was that this has to be an annual event so who am I to argue. Along the lines of next year I am open to suggestions or ideas that anyone may have to improve the event. Please do email me if you have any.
I want to thank Catherine Smith and Mary Shoemaker. Catherine is the wife of PGCA member Brian Smith and Mary is the wife of Ted Shoemaker who is a member of the LCSCA. These two ladies chipped in and handled the lunch and some other things and they did a great job. Also Fred Neal of Neals Chop Shop in Greensburg,IN who provided the lunch which was excellent. A big Thank You to all of you and to all of the folks that attended. For those that stayed for the duration we had a little "Aimin Oil" at the conclusion. See you all next year !