OVER 3600 ROUNDS OF AMMUNITION
KICKED OFF THE
INAUGURAL FAIR PARTNER’S SHOOTOUT
Thanks to the support
and cooperation of many people, including NICA, OABA, and the Florida
Federation of Fairs, the first Inaugural Fair Partner’s Shootout was a great success!
The concept for the
Shootout started with the idea that there was a need for a networking event in
February when so many of the Fair industry associations were in town for their
national meetings. The Florida Federation
of Fairs, NICA and OABA joined in with their support and help. All three organizations promoted the event
through communication with their members throughout the month of January.
A special thanks to
Jeff and Kathy Ross with Ross Concessions who worked diligently on behalf of NICA
to round up silent auction items, promote the event to potential shooters and
sponsors, and assisted with all aspects of the event. As a result of Kathy’s
promoting the event at the Pennsylvania Fair Association meeting, there were
almost more PA Showmen at the event than any other group! Thanks also to Bob
Johnson who rounded up the support of OABA and those that participated squeezed
it into an already tight schedule of events for that week. The Florida Federation of Fairs was also well
represented with numerous Fair teams. As
always, it was a special treat to have Marla Calico join the shootout!
On the day of the
Shootout, it was a beautiful Florida day with temperatures in the high 60’s,
sunshine, and a great day to be outdoors!
With over 60 shooters and 20 other spectators, the sky reverberated with
the sound of over 3600 rounds to ammunition being shot at sporting clays that
were coming from every angle and direction!
It was an event that
novice as well as experienced shooters enjoyed and an event that will hopefully
be the start of a yearly tradition!