Project Appleseed tour coming to area

CHANNING—Project Appleseed is offering a rifle marksmanship and American heritage clinic on May 30-31 at the Sagola Township Sportsmen’s Clubhouse in Channing.
    Project Appleseed is the sole activity of the Revolutionary War Veterans Association, an all-volunteer nonprofit organization dedicated to teaching every American our shared heritage and history as well as traditional rifle marksmanship skills. Learn how marksmanship saved the day on April 19, 1775.
    Registration begins at 8 a.m. The clinic starts at 9 a.m. and will continue until 4:30 p.m. both days.
    Participants are taught the fundamental rifle marksmanship skills that allow a rifleman to be accurate out to 500 yards. Much of the instruction at a Project Appleseed event is conducted on the firing line at 25 meters using reduced size targets to simulate distances of 100 to 400 yards.
    Students will learn safe gun handling, fundamental rifle marksmanship skills and the history of April 19, 1775, the day the flame of the American Revolutionary War was lit.
    This is a family-, lady- and young person-friendly event.
    Fulfill your CMP requirements at Appleseed and be eligible to purchase WWII era rifles directly from the Civilian Marksmanship Program at discounted rates.
    Marksmanship clinic fees are $60 for adults 18 and over, $20 for youth under 18.
    Active military, Reserve, National Guard and LEO free with ID. Elected officials, re-enactors in period dress and physically challenged also free.
    “There will be loaner .22 rifles available, so don’t let lack of a rifle hold you back,” a spokesperson said.
    To register online, go to
    Check out the website at
    For more information, call Mike at 715-466-5145 or Tony at 906-396-1119.
    View the following list for items to bring to local Appleseed event at
    The Sagola Township Sportsmen’s Clubhouse is located at W8470 Sawyer Lake Rd. in Channing.