Tenth Cavalry Open House: Six and Counting
On June 18th, the 10th Cavalry Gun Club held its sixth and most successful Open House at the Range Event. The turnout this year was the best to date. Approximately two hundred enthusiastic people attended this years' celebration, sponsored in conjunction with ANJRPC and supported by a grant from the NRA Foundation.The weather was beautiful, easily one of the 10 best days so far.
Attendees began arriving at about 8:15 AM. The slow trickle increased and by 9:15 or so the club house was almost full. After a firearms safety and instructional briefing the crowd was divided into three groups, and it was off to the range to practice what was just learned. Each participant got to try their hand at rifle, pistol, and shotgun, and all were genuinely enthusiastic about the chance to shoot. Immediately after the second range session was completed it was time to break for lunch.
The past several years has seen a partnership between the Tenth Cav and C.O.R.E. (The Congress of Racial Equality) take root and blossom. As in past years, Mr. Dakhar Holmes came to represent them. This year Mr. Lindsay Hausner, (on the left in the photo with 10th Cav. President Jerry Martin), also attended. (He is, speaking during lunch about the need for minorities and other people of color to unite and let politicians know that they cannot take our rights away. It was a brief yet thought provoking speech. C.O.R.E. also supported our event this year by coordinating with our NYC Chapter President, Krey Lorick, and bringing over several C.O.R.E. members via a van. By all accounts the C.O.R.E. contingent had a wonderful time. C.O.R.E. has pledged their support to the Tenth Cav, and they have been true to their word. The Tenth Cavalry Gun Club, Inc. wishes to thank Niger Innis and his organization for supporting and participating in the Tenth Cav's Open House.
During there was also a brief ceremony inside the club house to honor Det. Leon Herbert. Det. Herbert is the community affairs officer for the Newark Police Dept, and the organizer and founder of the Law Enforcement Explorer group in Newark. Leon mentors and guides a group of young men and women from the inner city, some of whom have dreams of careers in law enforcement
After lunch it was back to the range for the third and final session of shooting. Having enjoyed a safe, fun-filled, event, the crowd came back to the range house. The group was then treated to prizes, based on a question and answer period revolving around that morning's gun safety and handling lessons.
All in all, it was as advertised, a great day of firearms
safety and shooting, with plenty of surprises. The Tenth
Cavalry Gun Club has received several emails and phone calls from guests who attended the event. The feedback has been all very positive. The club was well represented, as 15 members showed up to help out and instruct.
The Tenth Cavalry Gun Club, Inc. wishes to express it thanks to the many people and supporters, without whose help, this year's open house event would not have been as successful as it was. Thanks to the ANJRPC for the use of their facility, Head Range Safety Officer, Jim Bresett, and his staff.
The Tenth Cavalry Gun Club would also like to thank the following instructors, and staff, without whose help, events like this would not be possible. This was undoubtedly one of the best volunteer turnouts of any Cherry Ridge event, ever, as over 40 volunteers gave of their time.
427 N. East Alton, IL 6202
Maryann Ventress, Event Mkt Admin.
Mike Panos, President
Ramsey Outdoor Store, Inc
Ledgewood, NJ 07852
Tenth Cavalry Gun Club, Inc.
P.O. Box 582
Newton, NJ 07860
Speedwell Targets – Targets
136 Lincoln Boulevard
Mike Panos – President
Kustom Kraft Gunsmithing, Corp.
6 Walnut Valley Rd., Blairstown, NJ
Les Kraft – Gunsmith 908 362-5944
Henry Repeating Arms Co,
110 8th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11215