Merchandise specials and giveaways are part of the Fort Scott Munitions Customer Appreciation Days, which is in conjunction with Fort Scott’s Good Ol’ Days, May 31-June 1.
The business is located at 523 E. Wall, near the intersection of Hwy. 69 and 54.
“We’ll have store deals and giveaways going on all day,” Dustin Doherty, Fort Scott Munitions Marketing Director said.
“Everyone is invited, it is free to attend as a spectator,” Doherty said. “There is a registration fee for the car show entries.”
Free lunch is provided for everyone, he said. “We are having 1,500 hamburgers and once we run out, then lunch is over.”
“We will have tons of in-store specials, we are even giving away a gun in store with appropriate registration and all that fun stuff,” Doherty said.
“We are having this annual event for several reasons, first and foremost it’s for our customers,” Doherty said. “It’s something that we do for them and their families. We want to give them good deals in our shop and feed them lunch and provide a family friendly event for them, which is where the car show comes in. It’s been very successful in the last couple of years and it keeps growing. We’ve added several new things this year such as bringing Tanto in a day early to host a defensive shooting course, which we are selling tickets for at the shop. And we are doing a burnout contest as well, which should be a lot of fun.”
“We’ve had more businesses in town support the event as well as meeting with the city of Fort Scott to work in conjunction with Good Ol’ Days and the committee that runs that event”, he said.
“We are hoping to grow our car show and customer appreciation day alongside with Good Ol’ Days, maximizing exposure and bringing as many people to town as we can to ‘cross-pollinate’ and gain exposure for not only the events going on that day but to all participating businesses and organizations.”
These people will be at the Customer Appreciation Days:
The “American Rebel” group and Corvette;
The 2nd Amendment muscle car, designed by Danny “The Count” Koker of the TV show Counting Cars, and owned by Andy Ross, musician, and host of “Maximum Archery” on the Sportsman Channel, will be on display.
“Blue Line Bears will be here again,” Doherty said. “Megan, a young woman from Florida who hand sews teddy bears from fallen officers uniforms and presents them to the children of those officers, to help them with closure and the grieving process. It’s a very emotional and pure non-profit. And now, not only we have worked with them but Landmark National Bank in Fort Scott has also helped with raising money for this organization.”
“Landmark is doing a fundraiser for them on May 15th for Kansas’ National Law enforcement day being declared for the 15th,” he said.
“Hank Strange will be attending,” Doherty said. “Hank is a podcast, content creator and YouTube personality that promotes the second amendment (of the U.S. Constitution) while providing enjoyable/engaging content for gun enthusiasts alike.”
“It will be a great day and we hope everyone in the area will be able to attend all events going on that day,” Doherty said.
Saturday, June 1, the scheduled events:
8 am – Car show registration begins
9 am – Car Show Voting begins
10 am – Kris “Tanto” Paronto (ammo
tin and book signing); Car show Pre-Registration Check-in Cutoff
11 am – Kris “Tanto” Paronto (ammo tin and book signing); Car show Registration Ends
12 pm – Kris “Tanto” Paronto (ammo tin and book signing); Free Lunch Begins The lunch ends when there are no more hamburgers.
1 pm –
2 pm – Car Show voting ends
2:30 pm – Car Show Awards presented, Charity Motorcycle Raffle Winner announced
2:30 pm – Burnout Contest on Clarke Street
Tickets for the charity motorcycle raffle will be sold all day leading up to the drawing/winner announcement.