I have an annual 4th of July party. It has grown over the years and we usually have it the weekend before or after the 4th. Depending on my work schedule. We have a BBQ, games for the kids, free beer, live music, and a fireworks show at dark. This year I added a new feature that went over really well. I will have it every year from now on. I took a section of our property and roped it off and built a shooting range. It was 75 yards and I set up targets and backboards. We had a shooting competition. Shotgun, shooting 3x5 index cards at 15 yards. Most holes in the card wins. Then pistol. .22 SA revolvers, shooting ballons and clay pigeons at 25 yards. Then .22 rifle at 50 yards shooting spinner targets with a shoot off on a dueling tree to determine the winner. We had trophys made for the winners. My daughter won the shotgun compitition. It was a lot of fun. We had a lot of young, first time shooters. Several of the guests were from the city and had no where to shoot so I opened it up for anyone to shoot after the competitions. I have to find a longer run to build a permanent range. I had to rope this area off and will take it down eventually. I had John Wayne guard the entrance so no one crossed the firing line. We had about 80 people at the party and probably 25 shooters. We invited all the nieghbors. I met my newest neighbor who just bought a horse ranch down the road. He's a retired Marine Corp sniper and was a mercenary in Africa for years. He helped me run the shoot and is going to come over and shoot with me on the range. Hell of a nice guy and a great nieghbor to have. Next year I hope to have some Monkeys there!!