McLean, IL (Guns Save Life) – Guns Save Life sponsored a fun shoot for Cross Trail Outfitters (CTO) families at the Holland Farm in McLean, IL on Saturday, August 24th. Over a dozen volunteers worked behind the scenes to make the event a big success for the seventy-six participants, adults and kids alike, who turned out. The families learned firearm safety and were introduced to the fun and excitement of shooting.
Guns Save Life sponsored the event, providing ammunition, targets and lunch.
A number of other groups and organizations chipped in with people and logistics help for the event. Darnall’s GunWorks provided some of the guns and target throwers, along with a couple of instructors including Sue Darnall herself.
The Sangamon County Rifle Association sent Brent Harney and Tom Shafer to help out. They worked tirelessly, Shafer on the pistol line and Brent Harney helping kids young and old on the rifle line shoot safely and better.
GSL Defense Training’s instructors also volunteered their time and expertise helping out as well. Bonnie Garrett, John Boch, Wendy Lund, Peter Wheeler and Bob Holland all volunteered.
The Holland family fed everyone and other GSL members turned out to provide invaluable assistance as well.
Cross Trail Outfitters is a Christian-oriented mentoring organization that works with young boys from at-risk families to give them a positive father-figure role model. They help these young men become good men through meetings during the week and outdoor activities on the weekends. These activities include camping, hunting and fishing.
The event is part of Guns Save Life’s continuing effort to reach out to good people who aren’t shooters to introduce them to the fun and excitement of gun ownership and shooting, and safe gun handling practices.
At this event, dozens of people from a diverse cross-section of the community with little or no shooting experience had a chance to have fun with guns in a safe environment.