The Lincoln County Rifle Club will hold a special open house for women only from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, June 25 at the club’s facilities at 431 Main St., Damariscotta.
Planned by the rifle club’s female members exclusively for other women, the event will feature tours of the club’s grounds and facilities, including the indoor, outdoor, and personal-protection ranges, as well as several informative talks, discussions, and demonstrations by experts in the field, including a special presentation by Andee Reardon, founder of the East Coast School of Safety.
Sponsored in partnership with Liberty Tree Arms of Waldoboro, this jam-packed day will offer self-defense demonstrations, a look at many firearm-related products from a variety of vendors, as well as information on joining the Lincoln County Rifle Club and other shooting-sports organizations. Members will be on hand to answer questions and provide guests with opportunities to handle and discuss different types of firearms in a safe and welcoming environment.
“This is a great opportunity for women who have been wondering how to become more involved in the shooting sports, or who are just trying to figure out something as basic as how to go about choosing the right firearm,” said event chairwoman Victoria Hamilton. “There’s so much to learn and our members are especially eager to help and share what they know because we’ve all had to start somewhere.”
The event – with lots of activities, door prizes and light refreshments – is free and open to interested women at all skill levels. Reservations are not required but for planning purposes attendees are encouraged to RSVP at lincolncountyrifleclub.com/ladies.
Founded in 1933, the Lincoln County Rifle Club is a private, all-volunteer organization dedicated to the safe enjoyment of shooting sports and the safe handling of guns used for personal or home protection. For more information about club membership, go to lincolncountyrifleclub.com.