CMP’s 2018 National Pistol and Rifle Matches start off with a bang at Camp Perry
When most think of summertime in Port Clinton, they think beaches, boating and, in general, having an unlimited amount of fun in the water and on the shore. For others, summer in Port Clinton still means fun on the shoreline, but fun gearing up for the incomparable World Series of Shooting Sports at Camp Perry.
After the First Shot ceremony, those in attendance took a short walk across the street to witness the ribbon cutting ceremony of the new Hough Theatre, presented by the Ohio National Guard. Over the years, the interior of the auditorium has witnessed some of the greatest American marksmen in history and famous entertainers like Bob Hope and Bing Crosby. The $1.6 million restoration of the theater pays homage to its beginnings in 1938, leaving some of its historical characteristics and adding modern conveniences that will accommodate guests well into the future.
The ribbon cutting ceremony also featured the pinning of a Bronze Star on one of Port Clinton’s own Vietnam veterans, Steven Fultz, who served as an Army Staff Sergeant during the war. The medal was presented by Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur.