Sam Hawken would surely be pleased by all who attended his birthday party. The weather was absolutely in step with our plans providing a beautiful day with sunshine and warm temperatures.
We had many attendees, most from previous shoots but several new comers as well. A few spectators arrived to see what it was all about and they got a chance to try their hand at shooting a black powder rifle. For the ones who had not before had a chance to experience such this was quite a revolution of what the sport really entails.
Of course it’s not a party at Sam’s place without food and there was plenty of that. Homemade rolls and corn bread, roasts, pulled pork, chips and dips and the ever popular lemon cake. Choices of soda, coffee, water and iced tea rounded out the fare.
This was a blanket shoot and prizes were awarded after the shooting had all been completed. Dave Slye was the overall top shooter taking home the Birthday plaque award. There was a special side shoot with prizes of Buffalo meat sponsored by Shakey Ron. Our very experienced shooter and Museum curator “Andy” was the taker of the Buffalo Roast. Sam made sure everyone received something by giving the attendees 10% off discount card good on Traditions brand Rifles and Pistols kits and assembled and Traditions brand accessories. The card is good up through February 14, 2018. (Thoughts of Valentine’s Day come to mind for anyone?) Even if we have a Traditions brand item already marked down the 10% discount applies on top of that for an “added” savings.