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Blast of Spring - Info

How To Help:

It has been 10 years since the first Blast of Spring back in 2012.  Every year generates new opportunities and challenges in preparing and holding this springtime event.  Like in prior years we primarily ask for your help by providing at least one food item or dish that can be shared by everyone during the day.  This combined contribution creates for a variety and offering of food that we could never accomplish on our own.  In addition, we always appreciate everyone's individual help throughout the day with lunch, games, events, and end of day cleanup.  Above all we thank you for coming and having a good time.               

Like in previous years, we will be providing hamburgers, hot dogs, drinks, ammo, and firearms if you don't have one of your own.
Suggestions on items to bring:                   
Side Dishes: mac and cheese, baked beans, hot veggies, baked corn, cheesy potatoes, potato casserole, taco salad, broccoli salad, garden salad, pasta salad, soup, potato salad, fruit tray, veggie tray, cut melons(cantaloupe, watermelon), corn on cob wrapped in foil to grill, wings, pizza.

Snacks: crackers and cheese, chips and dip, various fruits (apples, oranges, bananas)

Desserts: cakes, pies, cookies, brownies, etc.

Breakfast: eggs, meats(sausage, bacon, ham, scrapple, hash), breads, muffins, danishes, juice/milk, coffee, biscuits, fruit, yogurt & granola.


Safety is our main priority for the day's activities.  We will designate individuals on the day of the event to act as safety monitors.  Please respect the importance of keeping it safe by listening carefully while participating in a shooting event.  We are asking that everyone assist   young or inexperienced shooters, notifying safety monitors of potential problems, and following general gun safety best practices. We will setup a "safe handling table" near the shooting area to store firearms brought to the event.  All firearms removed from their cases should be kept with actions open and have a safe action indicator inserted and visible. Safe action indicators are short piece of trimmer string inserted into the action/barrel. The safe action indicators make it easy to verify that a firearms action is open and safe.   Firearms should only be handled at the safe handling table or while participating in an event.



Scoring will be based on individual rules for each event(please reference event details).  There will only be individual events this year.  We will not be awarding an overall event champion. 



Please forward your questions to           
QUESTION: Do I need to RSVP online to attend?            
ANSWER: We would appreciate it if you did; however, you will have an opportunity to register on paper prior to the start of the competition. By filling out the RSVP online it makes it easier to contact everyone for next year's event, and to determine how much food, drink, and ammo we need to have available.  


QUESTION: What happens if it rains?               
ANSWER: The event will continue even if it rains.  The pavilion guarantees we can all stay dry and still have a good time. Please plan on attending regardless of weather.  Since the MakeMine CountryBand will be joining us this year we may consider using the farm building down by the house as an alternate location should it rain.  This decision may be made just prior to the start of the event, but we will post signs indicating any changes for when you arrive.                 

QUESTION: What about camping out?               

ANSWER: Yes, camping is allowed all weekend and we encourage
everyone to stay late to sit around the campfire.

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