The Battery Charger Challenge

Harnessing our Central Oregon Sunshine

Sad to report but our battery fleet is aging and a significant portion needs replacement. We’ve replaced a few and added small solar panels as a test, and now the test results are in: the panels and new batteries are keeping the power on. But we still need more power, Scotty!

So the sunny trio above, Jeff McBride, Phil Mitchell and Bill Cunningham, is throwing out a challenge to each of you to help power our machines with a donation of $80 to buy a new battery/solar panel set.

Bi-Mart has offered us terrific pricing but each new battery and solar charger pair costs $80 and we’ve been spending every spare penny to bring in new machines and repair the old. Jeff, Bill and Phil have donated to buy the first three sets and challenge seven more of you to help bring the total purchase to ten sets.

Of course, a donation of $80 per pair is wonderful but we’ll gladly accept whatever you can provide. Join Jeff, Bill and Phil by contacting us below.

Update: Eric White accepts!

May 1 – 75 Target Shoot @ Noon Sharp

Come early Wednesday and find a group to join or build one with your guests. At noon sharp, all groups will be assigned to stations and then we head out to the course for a Shotgun Start.

The Lodge will be closed during the shoot.  No late arrivals will be allowed on the course.

  • You need to pay and be ready to shoot by 12 pm
  • You need to have hearing and eye protection
  • Your gun with shells for 75 targets
  • $25 cash or check only / Youth $15
  • RSVP at SignUpGenius

Last time we had fun with a modified Lewis Shoot. Eric White took top honors after a shoot-off with Mark Rubbert while Jay Walsh won the second division. Bill Cunningham won the third outright simply because Phil Havens left before their shoot-off. Phil, you missed out on a stylin’ hat from Bi-Mart. We’re going to miss you!

BBQ Anyone?

This deck is looking for a few good donations.

UPDATE. We’ve received two grills (thanks, Jeff and Rob) plus some chairs. If you have a table we’ll be functional as your leisure time hangout. Yeah, this photo is rainy but it’s been spectacular lately.

Look at the incredible work that’s been happening!

With the addition of this fabulous deck (and a little paint), we hope to have some barbecues but we need a propane grill and a table with chairs or benches.

The deck will wrap three sides of the lodge with a ramp on the fourth, and eventually have a roof and more gun racks. You can hang out in the summer and watch 5-Stand. Summer is coming eventually, right?

We can provide the transportation if necessary AND you’ll get the first hamburger.

Anyone have these items for donations? Contact us below.
A big thank you from all of us dreaming of sunny days.