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8/1/2013 3:00:00 PM
Archery is aim of 'First Friday'

Youth who are participating in the National Archery in the Schools (NASP) program will be demonstrating archery during Vevay Main Street's "William Tell" First Friday, being held tomorrow (Friday) night.

Sponsored by Switzerland County Tourism, the event takes place from 6-9 p.m. at the empty lot beside Ladies' Bizarre at 316 Ferry Street. In case of inclement weather, the event will be moved to the Jeff-Craig Fire Station.

In conjunction with the Vevay-Switzerland County Bicentennial theme, it is said that 700 years ago William Tell shot an arrow through an apple placed on his son's head and launched the struggle for Swiss independence. Archers will be targeting freestanding apples though a portion of the 'First Friday' demonstration.

Tom Stricker, a sponsor of the NASP organization in Decatur County, and participating youth are donating their time and efforts to showcase the program, which is slated to debut at Switzerland County High School.

The public is invited to observe the students and ask questions about the organization.

Nationwide, nearly 10 million young men and women are involved in NASP.

Indiana Conservation Officer Matt Hicks is overseeing the program in the Switzerland County school system. For more information about NASP program in Switzerland County schools, contact Matt Hicks at mhicks@dnr.in.gov or at (812) 599-1490.

Clint Anders will be demonstrating bow and arrow making inside the Switzerland County Visitors Center at 128 West Main Street in Vevay.

Clint Anders became interested in traditional archery five years ago and has been making bows and arrows ever since.

A collection of Swiss Wine Festival posters throughout the years will also be on display inside the Visitors Center.  

Vevay Main Street's First Friday are held monthly rain or shine and feature late night shopping, dining, specials, live entertainment and free carriage rides around downtown Vevay.

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