NMLRA Shoot, Flea Market Make For Big Week In Little Friendship
By Mike Perleberg
(Friendship, Ind.) – It’s the biggest and loudest week of the year in Friendship.
The small quiet town will become a site of bustling activity as the National Muzzle Loading Rifle Association Spring National Shoot and Championship takes place June 14-22 at Walter Cline Range. Throw in the Friendship Flea Market on the same dates and the town will get downright busy.
The popular flea market in its 43rd year will attract bargain hunters from across the region. Admission to the market is free and parking is $3 per vehicle. In addition to the hundreds of vendors selling everything from furniture to jewelry to toys, visitors may catch a glimpse of other patrons wearing pioneer clothing.
More information on the flea market is available at www.friendshipfleamarket.com.
The NMLRA is based in Friendship. The organization’s semi-annual competition will bring some of the country’s best marksmen to town.
Shoot visitors can also check out gun collections at the NMLRA Museum open 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. each day.
A barn dance is scheduled for Saturday, June 14 at 8:00 p.m. Civil War reenactments will take place at the NMLRA grounds the weekend of June 21 and 22.
Many more happenings at the NMLRA Spring National Shoot and Championship can be found online at www.nmlra.org.