You are cordially invited to the Ipswich Fish and Game Centennial celebration and Veteran’s Memorial Flag dedication. On the weekend of September 14, 2019, the IFGA will have events, music and food to celebrate the Association’s one hundredth anniversary. This event is open to our neighbors and surrounding community.
IFGA was organized in 1919 to promote the responsible enjoyment of hunting, fishing, target shooting and other forms of outdoor sporting recreation. The organization has grown to offer all types of firearms education, resource preservation, environmental conservation and education.
Historically, the IFGA had its roots deeply secured by returning doughboys from WWI. President Woodrow Wilson and the American people had no desire to enter into the European conflict but upon the sinking of the RMS Lusitania and other events, the President secured Congress’ vote to enter the war. America was ill prepared for war with only 200,000 troops and many with no marksmanship training. Marksmanship training commenced and within months the US had close to two million troops ready for the war in Europe. After the war the American Legion, the VFW (which began in 1899), and many clubs like IFGA were started to promote marksmanship and camaraderie.
The Ipswich Fish and Game Association has roughly 450 members that include individuals and families interest-ed in outdoor events, marksmanship in rifle, pistol, trap, archery and fishing. Lobster bakes, barbeques and cookouts are family events that draw hundreds to the club house and the Association’s facilities.
It is important for us to continue to be a part of the community by offering first aid courses, firearms training and certification, outdoor camping and survival training for youth, and to be a place to welcome new members to the benefits of outdoor recreation.
We hope you can make it to the IFGA celebration to meet our members, their families, other dedicated members of the community and enjoy some camaraderie and good food.
The flag dedication ceremony will take place at 11 AM with family events to follow.
You may RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
The Ipswich Fish and Game Centennial Committee