Well, it's 10:30 pm, and I just got home from the office. We're getting ready for the start of this weekend's ConocoPhillips Halliburton Bad Boy Blast! Our committee is spread hither and yon taking care of their individual assignments for this one. Everyone has to be on point for it to go off seamlessly. This shoot benefits the law enforcement community, both police officers and sheriff's offices, of Midland and Odessa.
We will be hosting 750 shooters, and had to open up another round for Friday night just to accommodate everyone. Shooters are coming in from Denver, Houston, Oklahoma, Louisiana to participate in this shoot. It's really grown to be a huge event, with over 50 Platinum sponsors (Thanks, West Texas and New Mexico!) There's an unconfirmed rumor circulating that this is one of the biggest charity shoots in Texas. I don't know how we could check that out, but someday when I have the time, I might do some research.
Chief John Urby is heading up the cookin' team tomorrow night for the Friday night round – and we're mighty grateful! He retires in what, 10 days? He could be kicking back, but instead, chooses to go out with his usual excellence, spending time with his fellow Permian Basin officers and the community that we love. We will sure miss him around here.
The Saturday shoot starts with an 8am rotation, another at 11am, and another at 2pm.
West Texans, come on out and enjoy the great cooking and atmosphere, I'll be pretty busy with all the shoot administration, but would love to see and meet y'all! The directions are here and here. It's about a 20 minute drive from Midland, and a 10 minute drive from Stanton.
Annie Oakley rides again!! Yeehah!!