On behalf of the Cherryville New Year Shooters I would like to thank everyone for making the 2008 New Year's shooting event a success. Thank you to all the police, fire, and medical personnel that made this year's event safe and orderly. We could not do this without your involvement. Also to Gaston County Schools for the use of Rudisill Stadium for the final shot. This gives spectators a safe and enjoyable way to see the shooters. This year we had 354 shooters from several states and many spectators from surrounding cities and states. And a big thank you to the City of Cherryville for allowing this tradition to continue now and the many years to come.
Rusty Wise Secretary Cherryville New Year Shooters Inc.
The updated Cherryville New Year Shooters 2008 schedule is posted on the website. Go to www.cherryvilleshooters.com for more info. Also, the 2007 Cherryville New Year Shooters Annual Musket Raffle (12/27/07) winner was Marcus Lineberger of Cool Cycle Inc. in Fallston NC. Thanks to everyone for purchasing raffle tickets!!!
Rusty Wise (left) presents the new 1861 Springfield Musket to Marcus Lineberger (right) of Cool Cycle Inc. in Fallston NC.
Mr. Howell Stroup passed away Sunday April 1st, 2007. Howell was the President of the Cherryville New Year Shooters since 1960. Words cannot express how much this group owes to Mr. Howell Stroup. Howell will be truly missed.
If you have any thoughts or memories about Howell that you would like to share please respond to this entry.
Thank you shooters for a great 2007 event. Even though it rained during the night, this year's event went very well. We stayed on schedule the entire 18.5 hours. I had many good comments from our hosts on the schedule and they look forward to seeing us next year. We had 301 registered shooters this year and that was great considering the weather. Thanks to everyone for making this the best and most unique custom in America!
Welcome to the new Cherryville New Year Shooters Blog!!
Welcome to the Cherryville New Year Shooters blog! This blog is for all people interested in the tradition of New Year's Shooting. If you have any news, comments, suggestions let the blog know. You can use the blog for Cherryville issues or other issues if you would like. Please keep your comments clean and respectable so all will enjoy. For more information visit www.cherryvilleshooters.com