Although the weather outside was "frightful" (no really - not too too bad with temperatures rising to about 2 C and quite a stiff head wind that made one's nose run and trigger finger numb), inside it was truly "delightful" with a wood stove keeping the chili and shooters warm and lots of conversation in groups throughout the building. You'd have to conclude that the shooting was only an excuse to get together to share stories.
There was so much to eat.
Nineteen people did their best to put a huge dent in the food but even so, many things went back home. Dave C. brought a wonderful chili and rolls, hot dogs and the fixin's; Barb J. brought trays of banana bread, squares and her world famous mince meat pies; John McC. brought Dorothy McC.'s banana bread; Volker T. brought the traditional Timbits; Bill H. brought chocolates. I probably am missing some other wonderful treats but I couldn't keep track of them all - even though I tried to sample all of them (hey! you gotta know what you're writing about!).
Oh yes, the shooting - we did shoot and we did keep scores - keep in mind that this was a "fun shoot" and no one was out to set any records so I won't mention any of the scores. In 4 categories of shooting, (3 rimfire and 1 centerfire), the top shooters won a turkey, second place shooters won wonderful hand-made mittens and the third place shooters won a box of chocolates. The prizes were all arranged by Dave C. Here are the top 4 turkey winners: