I wasn't planning on coming to this event because of the loss of a close friend, but I dropped in after lunch on Sunday. Boy, am I glad I did!
Earl, it was a pleasure meeting you. Thank you for your IIT coaching. Your words didn't fall on deaf ears.
Congratulations to our new riflemen! Well done - your persistence paid off.
Ducko - good job on your red hat promotion. You will be an excellent instructor. I look forward to working with you more in the future.
Andrew, Brigham, and Whit - three new IITs. In a word - awesome! Thanks for stepping up and helping us bail the sinking ship.
Wade - thank you for the use of your range. It was in excellent shape. Sorry I couldn't stay after school to test for range malfunctions.
Perhaps in October?
A special "thank you" to Robert and Brandon. These two young men stayed after and helped me get handouts to the shooters and pass out T-shirts. I appreciate both of you willing to step up and serve - it gives me hope for the next generation. (Joni - we miss you now that we know how hard your blue hat job is).
I met with other shooters who are working their way to becoming riflemen. It was a pleasure meeting you and keep working on your dry firing practice. Practice the transitions. Your persistence will pay off.
Sunday was a great day to be in Castle Rock, Washington.