24th Sgt. Alvin C. York Memorial Shoot April 2

The 24th Annual  Sgt. Alvin C. York Memorial Shoot will be held Saturday, April 2, 2016 at the York Farm in the Valley of the Three Forks of the Wolf River in Pall Mall, Tennessee.

The event is a re-creation of the shooting matches held during Sergeant York’s day and features X-Center/Over-the-Log shooting at 60 paces with Black Powder Muzzle-Loading Rifles.

The match fee will be $35.00 for 10-one-shot matches.  Score will be total measurement of all shots.

A Grand Prize will be awarded to the top overall score of the match, with special prizes for Best “X” of the match.

Choice-cut beef will be awarded to the top 35 places or more.  Everyone will take home 2 pounds of ground chuck.

Dress will be 1920s-30s attire-Men in Bib Overalls, wide ties with loud, flowery colors, long trench coats, old suits with wide lapels, wide-brimmed Fedora Hats, and WW1 uniforms.  Ladies — fancy old 20’s dresses, hose with seam up the back.

There is lots of room at the site for camping.  Trailers, motor-homes, tents or truck campers are all ok.  Portable toilets will be provided.  Participants must bring their own firewood and water.

On Saturday, food concession stand will be open all day.

Cut-off for registration is mandatory at  230 shooters. That’s just all that can safely be handled.  Campers may set up after noon on Thursday and the range will be set up Friday. Anyone wishing to help with the range setup on Friday is asked to contact Sandi Swanson at (815)624-6725. Saturday safety talk is 7:25 AM CST and the shoot starts at 8:00 AM CST. This event is a re-enactment of the Jamestown Shoot as described in Walter Cline’s book and as seen in the Sgt. York movie. Everyone participating is asked to please focus on proper period clothing, accouterments, load-ing stands and shooting boxes.

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