The following contribution comes from our own Ruth Hauser of Fonville Morisey Lochmere in Cary and Main Street Associates in Fuquay-Varina. Ruth organized a FUN afternoon at Deep River Sporting Clays and Shooting School. This is a recap of their team-bonding experience. Thanks, Ruth!
L-R: Ruth Hauser, Sally Bauer, Doug Parsons, Terry Aitken, Gary Jeffires, Carolyn Kasdorf (missing – Anthony Pellegrino)
Helping our clients buy and sell homes in Cary, North Carolina and neighboring towns throughout the Triangle is what we love to do! We are constantly working on contracts, hiring appraisers, home inspectors helping our clients secure painters and landscapers, answering questions, etc. Our clients are our #1 priority! We are busy, busy, busy, and sometimes it’s OK to just take an afternoon off and do something fun – maybe even something some of us have never done before. That’s what several members of the Lochmere office did recently – and they did it with a BANG!
Shooting sports have been in the news lately, from movies like “The Hunger Games” sparking interest in archery to the US winning three gold medals and one silver medal in shooting sport competitions during the 2012 Summer Olympics. So, it is perfect timing for Deep River Sporting Clays and Shooting School near Sanford to offer a program called “Give Shooting a Shot”, developed to teach beginning shooters the basics of gun safety and marksmanship.
Fonville Morisey Agents Ruth Hauser and Doug Parsons have enjoyed shooting at Deep River for years and thought it would be fun to gather a group to give it a try. So on October 4, Broker-in-Charge Carolyn Kasdorf and husband Cary, and fellow Fonville Morisey Agents Terry Aitken, Sally Bauer, Gary Jeffries, and FM Lending Mortgage Consultant Anthony Pellegrino made the quick trip down US1 to test their aim.
The skill levels varied in the group – some had never even held a gun before and were a little nervous. Instructor Homer Godfrey put everyone at ease and soon bullets were ripping through paper targets and lead shots were breaking clays.
“Everyone was stunned, especially me. Walking out to the target area to hold a gun, knowing I was expected to shoot it, was a scary thing for me. And, the results were that I hit the black circle every time. The instructor at Deep River is great! It was a fun time to be out with other FMers and do something I had never done before. I’m glad I gave ‘Shooting a Shot’.”
Guys being guys – well, they just enjoyed getting out and shooting.
Shooting sports help develop self-confidence, personal discipline, and responsibility. Who knows, maybe some in this group will be inspired to encourage their children or grandchildren to pursue an interest in the sport. The Fonville Morisey family has an American Idol in their midst – why not an Olympic shooting champion too? It could happen!
Have you tried shooting clays and targets? How was your experience? Feel free to share in the comments below!
Images courtesy of Ruth Hauser. Center image: Anthony Pellegrino takes aim. To see additional images from their very fun day, visit their Facebook Page photo album.