Women-on-Target graduates 28 members

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Staff Writer

On Saturday, March 2, the Elk County Sheriff’s Office hosted a Women-on-Target Shooting clinic held at the Ridgway Rifle Club. Twenty-eight women attended the clinic, which included classroom instruction and live fire exercises at the indoor range. Elk County Sheriff Todd Caltagarone, Chief Deputy Jason McDermott, and Deputy Thomas K. Fullem spearhead these classes in the public interest for Elk County.
It was a full day of activity which included morning registration, classroom instruction, and a break for lunch, and Individual instruction on the range.  
The response for the Women on Target Clinics has been considerable. These clinics would not be possible without the support of local, sponsors, and volunteers.  They include the National Rifle Association, the Ridgway Rifle Club, Fox’s Pizza of Ridgway, Sinter Fire Inc. of Kersey, Elk County Ammo and Arms, M & R Guns, River Valley Surplus, Elk County Foods, Joey’s Bakery, and all of the volunteer instructors.
The instructors are a collaboration of other law enforcement agencies and private sector specialists who are trained in the safe operation of firearms and marksmanship.  The instructors are the backbone that makes it a success.