La Brigade a Renault Winter Camp Meat Shoot in Old Mines This Weekend

(Old Mines) The Village of Old Mines is celebrating a huge birthday this year.

The small Washington County community will have special events each month in 2023 to recognize the villages’ 300 years of existence.

February’s special event is the Winter Camp Meat Shoot this Saturday and Sunday on the grounds of St. Joachim Catholic Church.

Dennis Boyer is a member of the local reenactment group called La Brigade a Renault.

He says these shooting matches are “old school”.

Boyer says they will be shooting for meat this weekend.

It’s free for visitors to watch.

The Winter Camp Meat Shoot in Old Mines will be open Saturday from 9 until 5 and Sunday from 9 until 3.

The men’s group from the Catholic church will be serving up breakfast this weekend.

There will also be fresh baked, old fashioned bread for sale along with other refreshments.

Awards for the best marksmen will be handed out Sunday afternoon at 3 o’clock.