Wednesday, March 13, 2019

It Was a Hottie!

93 and Sunny - It Was a Hottie
It Was A Hottie Open House!
It was indeed a hottie afternoon and we are glad you came!!

Thank you to everyone who attended the range open house and thank you to all the volunteers who made the event a success. Thank you to the cooks, the food service workers, and the parking crew.

Thank you to Neto's mowing crew that made the range look like a golf course - very nice.

Thank you to Alex Gonzales and the Border Patrol for providing a very nice "Border Patrol" throw and special coffee mug as a door prizes. Congratulations Sabrina Reger on the throw win!

The 50/50 drawing paid out $145 to the lucky winner.

Tonight's event proved the value of the sun shades. All 120 attendees were able to sit in the shade, enjoy the mild breeze, and stay comfortable in the 90 degree heat.

Thank ya'll,

Niles Deden

For more info:
Niles Deden Email (651) 380-9112 Bonnie Fogg Email (630)688-3594
All activities can be found on the calendar.  RANGE CALENDAR. 

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Da Range Open House 3/13/2019

Greeting!!
Open House Info

We have had a HUGE success with our ticket sales and look forward to welcoming everyone. 

Just a quick reminder, you can access the range from the Military Road Border Patrol tower access road. We hope to have the levee gate near the Butterfly Center open as well. 

There will be ‘parkers’ directing the trucks to the lower target area, cars will be parking up top. Carpooling with be helpful.

Please make sure you have a chair and your favorite beverage. 

We have some guests, including the Rhodes crew, who maintain our range.... make sure you share a thank you--we appreciate all their do!. We also have Ethan Inacando, one of our scholastic shooters. He was won a number of national titles .... ask him about his guns and titles, his is an amazing young man.

The range will close at noon. 

4:30 begins our social mixing
5:00 Serving begins
5:45 A drawing for a gift from the Border Patrol.

Look forward to seeing everyone. Weather should be perfect
For more info:
Niles Deden Email (651) 380-9112 Bonnie Fogg Email (630)688-3594
All activities can be found on the calendar.  RANGE CALENDAR. 

Friday, March 8, 2019

Job Well Done

Thank You!
The last sunshade panel went up about 11:00 this morning. The sunshade project is now officially finished.

Thank you to everyone who cut and set the pipe, welded the pipe, painted the pipe, and laced the sunshade. This was a huge endeavor that took almost 6 months from start to finish.

The good news is that the shade should need little or no maintenance for the next 7 years.
Whoever is here in 2026, please remember to take the shade down and have the seams resewn.

Thank you for all your help!
Niles

PS Hope to see everyone at our Open House Wednesday afternoon!!
Getting the Poles concreted in the ground
Priming and Painting
Stitching the fabric onto the poles
For more info:
Niles Deden Email (651) 380-9112 Bonnie Fogg Email (630)688-3594
All activities can be found on the calendar.  RANGE CALENDAR. 

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Da Range Update 3/6/2019

SunShade Volunteers Needed Tomorrow Morning!
We are getting the gun range ready for the open house next Wednesday. We put five of the sunshade up in 2 hours this morning. Seven to go.

We are lacing the shade to the pipe. We need a few volunteers to help lace if you can work off a short ladder Thursday or Friday starting at 9:00.


We would also appreciate if someone would weed whip under the shooting benches and picnic tables. Pat Stewart has a gas powered weed-eater at her house, and fresh gasoline.

For the Open House we needed 4-5 guys helping with parking. Let Bonnie or Niles know if you can arrive early to help guide people to the range.
da Range Open House
March 13, 2019 Wednesday
Don't Forget!
Join us! We're celebrating the completion of the sun shade project!
We are serving burgers for the open house. The cost of the meal is $2.50. The range is subsidizing the cost of the meal. You need to buy a ticket to eat.

Everyone in Bentsen Palm Village or Retama Village is welcome. You don't need a range pass for this event.

Parking will be on the target area of the range.

Bring a chair and a beverage. Adult beverages are allowed for this event.

We have a nice Border Patrol blanket donated as a door prize.

Niles Deden

At 4:30pm we will visit with friends
Grills will start serving at 5:00pm

We will serve burgers, baked beans, cole slaw, chips and cookies. We will provide plates, napkins and forks. Bring your favorite adult beverage's and a chair. Hats and sunglasses too!

Cost: $2.50 per person
Tickets must be purchased.

Niles Deden, Pat Stewart & Bonnie Fogg have tickets available for purchase. Last day to purchase is Monday!

BPV guests can purchase through Guest Services.
The range will be closed, no guns or ammo please.
Vehicles enter via the Border Patrol Tower Road
For more info:
Niles Deden Email (651) 380-9112 | Bonnie Fogg Email (630)688-3594
All activities can be found on the calendar.  RANGE CALENDAR.