We had a tremendous poor down over night on the Saturday, which meant some sorting out in the morning, but on Sunday, the sun came out and what with no wind, the shoot was held in perfect conditions. Some blue bells were still out and the wild garlic was in abundance creating a fragrant smell especially when walked on.
The targets were set, the bacon was cooking and we found one of our 3 D’s was missing. A STORK, we assume it was taken by someone walking up the road, possibly for their garden, however, if you hear of someone selling a stork, please let us know.
Anyway back to the shoot, which went well, with lots of complimentary comments about the target setting and the woods it is held in. The course is not long or hilly, so it does not take hours to complete. In fact, we started about 10:10 and the whole shoot was finished, even with drawing the raffle and issuing the medals by 16:00, therefore letting everyone get home in reasonable time to get ready for work the next day.
The raffle raised just over £200 which will go to the land owner’s preferred charity, which is “Winston’s Wish”.
Apart from the appreciation on the course, everyone commented on the quality of the cakes and the refreshments in general.
It was good to see again archers who have been to our shots before and also, the first timers at our shoot. Hopefully, everyone will have good memories of High Cross and will be back next year. So a big thank you to all and look forward to seeing you and many others next year.
The shoot has been designated as the Dave Miller Memorial Shoot and will continue to be so going forward. Dave had been a passionate archer, holding many positions within the club and his family has donated a trophy to be presented to the person, our committee decide is a worthy holder. This year it was given to Sue Blunsden, who not only got the highest score in the ladies Primitive but also the gents section as well. A worthy winner.