Sportsmans Club to show range and clubhouse
Springfield Sportsman’s Club will open the gate to their range and the doors to their new clubhouse on Sunday, September 9, and invites visitors to come and see the new building, the three trap ranges, skeet range and archery range, and explore shooting sports and what it offers.
“It is one of the nicest facilities in a range of miles,” said Chris Rothmeier as he conducted a tour of the facility. “We used all kinds of resources to get where we’re at. Lots of people are proud of what we have out here.”
The sportsmans club facilities were pretty-much funded with fund-raising activities, gifts, donations, and local labor along with equipment and some supplies to reduce project costs. There were major contributions of labor in excavation, soil preparation, concrete, electrical and plumbing.
The former farm site located one-half mile west of the Springfield Industrial Park on US Highway 14, is owned by the City of Springfield, and is leased by Springfield Sportsmans Club. Club members prepared the site by razing the farmhouse and outbuildings and clearing the grove and then built the ranges. The only original building remaining is the round-roofed barn, that was the organization’s first clubhouse and is now used for storage. A new roof and doors were installed on the barn; the city paid for the metal roofing materials and volunteers did the work.
See complete story in this week's issue of the Springfield Advance-Press.