IT WAS A FRIENDLY FAIR FAMILY SHOOTOUT!
3rd ANNUAL FAIR PARTNER’S SHOOTOUT
HELD DURING FLORIDA WEEK
Thanks to the support and cooperation of many people, including NICA, OABA, and the Florida Federation of Fairs, the 3RD Annual Fair Partner’s Shootout was a great success! It was a beautiful Florida day with temperatures in the 70’s, sunshine, and a great day to be outdoors! With over 60 shooters and over 20 spectators and guests, the sky reverberated with the sound of thousands of rounds of ammunition being shot at sporting clays that were coming from every angle and direction!
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.
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. A special 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. It was also a special treat to have Marla Calico, IAFE CEO and President, and Rick Vymlatil, IAFE Chairman to join us for the shootout!
The winners of the Shootout were as follows: 1st Place Team – Collier County Fair; 2nd place team – Reithoffer Shows; 3rd place team – Belle City Amusements Team; 4th place team; Ram Cammack Shows, Inc.; 5th place team – Strates Shows/Lake County Fair Team; 6th place team – Lake/Pasco & O’Briens Food Service Team. The High Shooter for the Day was Gary Pike on the Belle City Amusements Team. And the “best sports of the day” were our “Fartherest from First” place shooters – Karen Russell with Russell Foods and Deland Sykes from Texas – thanks for being such good sports!
It was an event that novice as well as experienced shooters enjoyed and an event that will definitely become a tradition in an effort to bring a great networking opportunity to the Fair industry partners.
A SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR 2018
FAIR PARTNER’S SHOOTOUT SPONSORS
BELLE CITY AMUSEMENTS
NORTH AMERICAN MIDWAY ENTERTAINMENT
SOUTH FLORIDA FAIR
MANATEE COUNTY FAIR
CENTRAL FLORIDA FAIR
CITRUS COUNTY FAIR
LAKE COUNTY FAIR
LIGHTNING WIRELESS SOLUTIONS
O’BRIENS FOOD SERVICES
RAY CAMMACK SHOWS
ST. LUCIE COUNTY FAIR
IN KIND SPONSORS
ACE HARDWARE – LITHIA - Auction items
FLORIDA STATE FAIR - Signs
FL STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL – Auction Item
HINTON FARMS - Strawberries
LONESTAR SILVERSMITHS - Awards
PEPIN DISTRIBUTING – Beer
ROSS CONCESSIONS - Punch
ST. LUCIE COUNTY FAIR – Banners