Well, the time has changed to Daylight Savings, which means that Winter just might...might...be soon to leave us. The closing of one season, the opening of another.
And no better time to say "Hello" to the Spring and Summer, than the Annual "Strictly Sticks Traditional Archers 'Archer Appreciation Day'" 3D shoot, next Sunday, March 18!
Another 30 target course awaits you; where, though, on the club property, we don't know yet (as usual a week ahead!!). And, there may be an extra target, since it's easier to set up everything in the Rinehart Hearses than return with one lone critter after 30. All part of the strange lure, the strange mystique of "Strictly Sticks"!!
We'll just need to keep an eye on the coming weeks' weather, to figure where our path may take you. If you've noticed from the beginning of this season, we've added a little bit of new territory and changed things up a bit. Some, made out of necessity (trees fallen over certain parts), and some made out of curiosity, to see if there WERE some good new shot situations to be found.
No matter, though, we'll keep the trademark style of "Sticks" going, with shots you'll love, shots you may cheer over, and shots that may be downright...."challenging".... Heheheheheheheh
So, you are asking now, what makes this particular shoot "Archer Appreciation Day"?
Well, here's the deal: all registered Archers for the day are invited to partake of a complimentary lunch that the Crew will provide, as a "THANK YOU!" to EVERYONE who stopped by during the Winter 2017-2018 Season of 3D shoots! It will probably be set up around 11 AM (plus/minus), inside the clubhouse, where folks can socialize and sit-a-spell, and anticipate the upcoming seasons of practice, scouting, and just getting out there in the warm months.....
Come to shoot with friends and soon-to-be new friends. Come to socialize a bit over the bow and arrow, and afterwards. Come to enjoy the community of Archers while sharing a meal. Sounds like a win-win-win situation all around!
Simple as that!
So, if your schedule is open, we invite all of our Traditional Archery friends, long-time attendees, and new friends, to stop by with bows and arrows in hand. Bring along that new person you met and talked Archery to. Line up who you just might engage in a little group competition. Or, take the course as your own personal challenge and chance to hone your skills.
"Strictly Sticks" is what YOU make of it: we just provide the time, place, and foam critters. And, this shoot, a meal to top it all off.
We hope we'll see you next Sunday! Because, YOU are why we have the shoots!!
Signed: The Crew of "Strictly Sticks"
Strictly Sticks Traditional Archers, Alverton, Pennsylvania; Westmoreland County, approx. 45 miles southeast of Pittsburgh