Sportsman's Club making progress with DNR
Thursday, April 17, 2014 10:00 PM
Work is continuing on the dam at the Sportsman's Club in Crawfordsville, said board president Charlotte Daron.
Engineers from the Indiana Department of Natural Resources and engineers under contract to the Sportsman's Club plan to test the dam to see what kind of materials are in the dam and if water can get through in places it is not supposed to get through.
When the testing is complete, the engineers will compare notes and decide if the dam can be maintained or if it has to be replaced.
The water in the pond has been lowered to the level required by the DNR and a family of eagles has taken up residence in the area, Daron said.
The tests cost money and to finance the tests, the Sportsman's Club is conducting a raffle. The club has obtained No. 18 of a limited edition of 1,000 rifles. The Indiana State Pride Historical Edition Rifle is an American made Henry model H001T Golden Boy that is engraved on both sides of the walnut forearm, the right side of the walnut butt stock and both sides of the receiver, according to information provided by Daron.
There will only be 300 tickets sold for six for $100 or $20 each. Callers can call 362-2084 for more information.
"We want the community to know we are very positive and we're not worried," Daron said.
The club is taking membership applications. A one-year membership costs $75 for all the immediate family including college students up to 21 years old.
Daron said the clubhouse is available for outings and there is is a special for graduation parties in May and June. Weddings are being scheduled as well.
The club is looking for someone to file 501c3 papers. The club is not yet a non-profit organization.
Daron said a web site designer is needed.
"We need a web site, not a Facebook page," Daron said.