From left to right: Jenn Jones, Casey Arnold, Max Goodroe and Williston High School shooting instructor Jimmy Jones pose for a picture by the new shooting stand at the Painted Woods Sporting Range.

On Friday, June 21, the Painted Woods Sporting Range, located in Williston, received a new shooting stand. The stand was donated by Purity Oilfield Services.

According to Max Goodroe, operations supervisor at Purity, the stand was constructed from recycled oil field materials, and cost several thousand dollars to construct. Goodroe says the shooting stand is 8x20 feet in size, and its tallest point reaches roughly 10 feet off the ground.

The operation supervisor states the impetus for the donation was to help provide additional resources to the Williston Coyotes Clay Target League, and to increase overall participation numbers in the sport of trapshooting. “We just wanted to take care of the local kids, and trapshooting is something they are very passionate about,” Goodroe told the Williston Herald. “This is something that will benefit the entire community.”

Additionally, Casey Arnold, a Williston High School alumnus and current shop manager at Purity is an avid outdoor enthusiast, is excited for the opportunity to provide resources to his former school. “We didn’t have things like this when I was growing up, so I’m just happy we could put something together that the kids can enjoy.”

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