March 25, 2011
On March 24th, Crossroads City Derby volunteered for the Lawmen vs. Cowboys shoot out for the 3rd consecutive year. The shootout is a fundraiser hosted by the Picacho Posse of Las Cruces, NM that benefits La Piñon to help fight domestic violence and sexual assault. It is just what it says, Lawmen vs. Cowboys; a shoot off between Cowboys and the Lawmen of our community.
As we watched the Lawmen, some in uniform, some wearing team shirts, and Cowboys dressed in their classic Southwestern ways of chaps and hats, carrying their rifles and rifle carts we got to see skills challenged and demonstrated in a variety of shooting scenarios set up at the Butterfield Range. Some scenarios included western walls with painted bricks to represent the Cowboys’ style, and some included silhouettes to represent the Lawmen’s trainings.
The sun beat down on us all as we watched, cheered and supported all of the participants, and around noon we were treated to a cookout style lunch. We helped clean up each shooting range after a group went through, picking up shells from rifles, shotguns, and pistols; we also helped reset targets back on their stands, and repainted them quickly to be visible for the next group. I found it interesting that some of the Cowboys (and Cowgirls) requested some of their shells back so that they may re-use them at a later time.
CCD loves characters of all sorts and watching members of the community demonstrate their skills as a means to give back to the community and help those around us. People and events like this are what helps CCD keep going in the community and gives our community a sense of pride. Thank you Lawmen vs. Cowboys for allowing us to help with such a great cause!
-Hearno Evil #2