Welcome to the Official Web Site of the Cherryville New Years Shooters. Shooting in the New Year on New Year's Day is
one of the oldest traditions still continuing in the world. We are proud to continue the tradition in Cherryville NC complete with
the chant and musket blasts. Please browse our web site to keep up with the latest new years information. We will continue to
update the web site. Please email us if you can add to the web site such as history, pictures, and video. Thank you for visiting
the Cherryville New Years Shooters web site.
Board of Directors
Cherryville New Years Shooters
Our hearts and prayers go out on the passing of our oldest active shooter David Bernard "Pappy" Self, Sr., 80
The funeral will be conducted at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, May 30, 2013 at Covenant Bible Church with the Reverend Nathan Grooms officiating and burial, with military rites, will follow at Cherryville City Memorial Cemetery. Shooters are asked to shoot at the cemetery.
2014 Thanks! On behalf of the Cherryville New Years Shooters I would like to thank everyone for making the 2014
New Year’s shooting event a success. Thank you to all the police, fire, and medical personnel that
made this year’s event safe and orderly. We could not do this without your involvement. Also to
Gaston County Schools for the use of Rudisill Stadium for the final shot. This gives spectators a safe
and enjoyable way to see the shooters. This year we had approximately 450 shooters from several states and many
spectators from surrounding cities and states. And a big thank you to the City of Cherryville and local
citizens for allowing this tradition to continue now and the many years to come.
Cherryville New Years Shooters Inc.
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Don Homesley Remembered
Mr. Don Homesley Don Homesley passed away on Sunday, March 14th 2010. He was a Charter member, the "Official Greeter", past Secretary & Treasurer and dedicated shooter. This group will deeply miss Don. His hard work will keep this group going for many years to come. We will miss you. Arrangements: Family will receive friends Tuesday 03/16/10 from 6-8PM at Carpenters Funeral Home in Cherryville. Funeral will be held Wednesday 03/17/10 11:00AM at First Baptist Church in Cherryville. All shooters will be Honarary Pall Bearers at the funeral. No muskets will be fired.