Wednesday, November 30, 2011
LaRue Range Day 2011
I was very excited (and honored) when I got the call from my buddy Sheldon Caruth of Texas Multigun requesting members from A Girl and A Gun Women’s Shooting League volunteer for the annual LaRue Range Day at Best of the West Shooting Sports in Liberty Hill TX. Texas Multigun has been a huge sponsor for our league this year, supporting us in many ways. We were asked to return the favor by volunteering at the annual LaRue Range Day as hospitality, but it was more like another big boost of support for us.
Sheldon calls me up and says I need 10 women to drive around in carts and pass out water. I put out the call for volunteers and 11 gals stepped up for what became a very long day in the sun and wind. Our task sounded very simple, but when you put us women from AG & AG in charge of hospitality, it became so much more than just handing out water.
We had so much fun! First we had figuring out how to drive the mules, which were a bit persnickety anyhow; we organized food delivery for the Range Officers and Vendors, and interacted with all the participants waiting in line to shoot the big guns! We made new friends at our information booth, even signed up a new member on the spot! (Welcome Jane S.)
Several of the gals that volunteered just completed the Babes with Bullets camp, shooting AR15s for the first time. They were eyeballing the demo equipment, and before the end of the day, many where planning an AR build of their own!
You might not think that our job of passing out water and soda was very important, but in the grand scheme we had an awesome job that made a difference for a lot of people that day. Can’t wait till next year’s Range Day!