On Friday of this week the 3rd annual Sagebrush Smackdown will start and hopefully we will have decent weather for the event. The information flyer is on the website front page which has information as to what will be happening. Brett has been able to obtain some real nice raffle prizes from multiple suppliers. Again this year they will be flying under the lights on Friday and Saturday nights. Those are always quite a spectacle to watch. We anticipate participants to start showing up on Wednesday of this week but the field will remain open for flying through Thursday, but will available to only event participants Friday through Sunday of this week.
We also had a small work party on Saturday to repair the dead grass area just east of center on the runway. All of the weeds were removed, dirt was added to the low spots to level it out, and grass seed was put down. Hopefully this will provide a solution to the damage that occurred when the pump was shut off earlier this year. John Patton, sorry about your tail wheel. I want to thank Bob Anderson, Bruce McDannold, George Vargo, and Brett Bowen for making this work party happen.
Our next club meeting will be on October 19, 2016 at Casa Mia restaurant in Richland. This location worked out well last month and we were able to schedule it again for no charge.
Our last scheduled event for our field this year is the Badger Mountain Dog Agility competition on October 21-23, 2016. This is likely to be our largest income producer for us this year. Fortunately for us the ladies that host the event do all of their own administration and cleanup so all we need to do is have the field mowed and groomed like we always do. If any of you have dogs you will enjoy watching some of the trails that are competed so stop by and take a look. They also have the best $5 lunch in town of they have enough for visitors. We will discuss this more at the meeting on Oct. 19, 2016.