The core crowd of those involved in archery has slowly grown to the point where adding another lane at Rodes Farm made sense.
And, besides, there was room for one more lane and Jerry Rendich left us with plenty of black backstop material (which is actually thick fiber mats used in horse stalls), so, why not?
David Proctor, archery group co-lead, headed up the effort, with an able assist from Mike Capps, Allen Blum, and Charles Batchelor. David's pickup truck played a key role as well.
Once it was decided to create a sixth lane, it took about a week to coordinate acquiring the lumber, hardware, and tools needed. The actual install took only an hour on June 20th after the usual Wednesday coaching and practice session since David came out earlier and cleared out the brush near the new target space. Only one additional run to Wintergreen Hardware was required to finish the job that morning.
The new target–which, unlike the others, has scoring numbers in each ring of the target–was intentionally hung upside down so as to take advantage of the way the stuffing has shifted around inside the bag.