Kittitas County Community Events Calendar
Project Appleseed Comes to Yakima
Moxee, Washington: October, 2012 - Anyone who wants to learn traditional
rifle marksmanship and the role it played in America's founding will want
to register for an upcoming Project Appleseed event. Project Appleseed
is dedicated to bringing Americans closer to their heritage and passing
on the tradition of rifle marksmanship in a fun, safe setting.
Project Appleseed events are a lot of fun for the entire family!
They offer safe, enjoyable, low-cost, hands-on activities that require no
special rifles or equipment. Youth learn safe firearm handling and the
fundamentals of rifle marksmanship, while adults improve and refine their
marksmanship skills. The event ends in what seems to be only minutes,
but the memories made last for a lifetime.
Participants will learn how to shoot rifles from practical field positions
such as the prone, sitting, and standing positions. They will learn the
techniques that will improve their accuracy so they can place 10 rounds
in a postage stamp sized target posted at 25 yards without using extra
support such as a bench or sandbags. Participants will also learn how
civilian marksmanship played a pivotal role in the founding of our nation.
Project Appleseed welcomes attendance by all individuals regardless of
experience level, political affiliation, gender, or religion. Instructors
have received specific training through an Adaptive Appleseed program
to accommodate individuals with disabilities.
The upcoming Project Appleseed event in Yakima will be held at the
Sun Valley Shooting Park on 1452 Suntargets Road in Moxee, Washington.
The event will be held October 20-21, 2012 and it begins at 8:30 in the
morning and ends at 5:00 in the afternoon.
Preregistration fees are very affordable: FREE for Active Duty Military,
Guard, and Reserve; FREE for peace officers, elected officials and
individuals with disabilities; $5.00 for youth (under 21); $10.00 for
women; and $70.00 for all others. Additional range fees are $12.00
per day per shooter, youth under 18 are $5.00 per day per shooter,
Sun Valley Shooting Park members do not pay additional range fees.
Participants supply their own rifles and ammunition.
About Project Appleseed:
Project Appleseed is the nationwide activity of the Revolutionary War
Veterans Association (RWVA), a 501(c)3 all volunteer, non-partisan,
For more information:
National Website: http://appleseedusa.org.