There was some pretty fancy shotgun shooting out at the Bad Boy Blast Saturday. Each shooter had to pony up $150 for the opportunity to shoot around 100 clay targets out of the sky to compete for the top spot. And some of those shooters were quite impressive. There were also drawings for prizes, tons of them, including shotguns. So for those who participated it was surely a rewarding experience.
The event was a fund raiser to benefit the police and sheriffs' departments of Odessa and Midland, and once the dollars are counted, they're sure to get a windfall.
Speaking of wind, I suppose in the interest of full disclosure I should mention the breezy conditions. Locals are accustomed to a regular Southwesterly wind. But even by West Texas standards that one was stout with winds of 25 mph gusting to 33 mph. By late afternoon everyone looked pretty much the same, coated with a thin layer of red West Texas top soil. Last night the tub and shower drains in the region must have run red with dirt.
Here's a tip of the hat to the people who planned and organized that event. They did an outstanding job. Janie could tell you all about it, she was one of the planners. This is the second year I worked at one of those things, and any problem any of us had last year had been acknowledged, corrected and improved this time. It was really impressive. Those people should be building rocket ships.
Now if only they could control the weather.
Oh, if you were there and wonder if you saw me, I was the guy running at about ten mph behind the hat traveling at about 33 mph.