LIMA — Some father-daughter time brought James Hood and his four-year-old daughter, K.J., out to Crosshairs Lima for some good, not-so-clean fun.
The venue was hosting Color Wars.
“We just wanted to do something within the community and have a good time doing it. A lot of times, we’re gone on the weekends and we knew we were staying home for the weekend so we wanted to get out and just support some things that we know in terms of the Lima community,” said Hood.
This was their first time at Crosshairs Lima.
“I drive by it every now and then, but I’ve never actually stopped and actually done anything here. I really enjoyed it. I’ve done it before with the paintball. Being as big as I am, I’m a pretty big target, but this is a little light for me, so this is a good time,” said Hood.
Crosshairs Lima is owned by Sandra and Eddie Monfort. On Saturday they tried something a bit different with Color Wars.
“We decided to have a water balloon Nerf extravaganza for kids and their families. We put food coloring in the water balloons, they’ll play Nerf for a while, then they’ll go out and play water balloons and go back and forth,” said Sandra Monfort.
The Monforts try to provide a good experience for families in a safe, alcohol-free environment.
“When we opened up Crosshairs Lima, it was initially because there was nothing like this in our area. It was sad that our son had to travel out of town for his bachelor party for paintball excitement. So we decided to open up a paintball facility. It’s a small facility, and added to that we wanted to make sure kids and families could be here, so we added Nerf and then now this summer for the first time, we’re adding a water balloon fight with Nerf so the kids and families can come here,” she said.
They are also adding another activity.
“We’re going to be adding archery tag, which is something that is new to this area. Basically, people are shooting people with arrows, there’s a foam tip arrow and it’s like ball tag. It looks like it’s extremely fun for a lot of people. It’s great for team-building, great for businesses that want to do something like that. Not everybody wants to get shot with a paintball,” said Eddie Monfort.
Crosshairs Lima is located at 535 W. Spring St. in Lima. It is open from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday and from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. For more information, go to their website at www.crosshairslima.com or call 419-223-8081.
Reach Sam Shriver at 567-242-0409.