Tuesday, September 13, 2011

A big thank you

Now that the dust has settled, I would like to take a moment to thank those responsible for Sundays match at York.

First and foremost, you have to understand the enormity of the task, I mean literally 5 feet of water in the stat shack, most everything in there lost; tossed around concrete, a berm lost, most of our props relocated, shooting benches that were actually spotted in Lake Redman. Remember the mud out front? It covered everything in the back too. We had one guy who spent the majority of Saturday shoveling it off the back pits with a coal shovel. The head of our rifle program showed up, shook his head, gave up on his schedule for NEXT year, and left.

Enter the big kahuna himself, Howard, he is mostly to blame for our success; he managed to rally the BEST (and possibly the most insane) match crew in the world to get the job done. Basically living there for 3 days, he rallied us in shifts. Come Saturday when new folks arrived and had that deer in the headlights look, he began the absurd task of building stages amongst the muck. Stages? Are you kidding me? Stages for what?! But it worked, and we pulled it off as a team.

And then there is Chet, head of our trap program, he is relentless. When not helping pistol, he and his crew are working to recover the automatic clay bird throwers that were all under muddy water and now unserviceable until rebuilt, by sometime in the late winter. As of yesterday the water finally receded enough that they could start cleaning up, it will take a while.

And Denny with his bobcat, thanks to him we could get vehicles past the curve, he spent all of Saturday rebuilding the drive, fixing several washouts large enough to eat a VW bug.

So next time you are at a local event, not just at York, remember how it is that you can be, it is the dedication of the volunteer staff and directors, that make it possible.

Thank you to all who are a part of Team York!
Thank you for all your hard work and dedication, you guys are the absolute best! Without you we would be lost.


1 comment:

Russell said...

I agree completely. It's amazing that a match was held on Sunday, considering that on Friday the place looked like a war zone. Thanks to everyone that helped pull that off.