The San Saba County Friends of NRA plans to hold its second annual banquet on Thursday, June 10th at 6:00 p.m. at the San Saba Civic Center. Tickets may be purchased at Arrowhead Bank, Hamricks, and Duke’s Ammo & More, or by calling 325-622-4393 or 325-372-6425. Everyone is invited to attend.
Friends of NRA is a key grassroots event that supports thousands of community services related to firearm education, hunter safety, wildlife conservation, range improvements, youth marksmanship, and law enforcement among others. Working with NRA field representatives, the members and volunteers organize banquets in their communities, complete with auctions, special drawings, and fellowship. Much of the merchandise at the banquets is donated or provided at reduced cost by participating national and local vendors.
The upcoming banquet will feature a bar-b-que meal and an opportunity to win numerous items including: firearms, firearm accessories, art, and more. Items will either be auctioned off through live or silent auctions or will be raffled at the event. Firearms available this year include: The NRA Gun of the Year, a Kimber 84 M Classic in 243 caliber; a Glock Model 22 (40 S&W) pistol; a Weatherby PA-08 (12 GA) shotgun; a Remington M700 (300 Mag). Non-firearm items include a Grandfather Clock, Leopold Binoculars, several sculptures, paintings, and much more.
The Friends of NRA is the face of the NRA, run at the grassroots level by people from all walks of life. At a Friends of NRA banquet, you'll meet fire chiefs, engineers, shopkeepers, police officers, and teachers: all mainstream citizens working together to support an important cause in preserving our rights and heritage.
Half of the profits raised by each Friends of NRA banquet will be spent in the state in which it was held. The other half supports qualifying national-level programs like the Eddie Eagle GunSafe Program, Women on Target, and other educational and safety services. State Fund Committees made up of volunteers review grant applications from local organizations and make recommendations to the NRA Foundation on how the money might best be used in their areas. For more information about Friends of NRA, visit www.friendsofnra.org.
Established in 1990, the NRA Foundation, Inc. is a 501 (c) (3) tax-exempt organization that raises tax-deductible contributions in support of a wide range of firearm-related public interest activities of the National Rifle Association of America and other organizations that defend and foster the Second Amendment rights of all law-abiding Americans. These activities are designed to promote firearm and hunting safety, to enhance marksmanship skills of those participating in the shooting sports, and to educate the general public about firearms in their historic, technological, and artistic context. More information about The NRA Foundation can be found online at www.nrafoundation.org, or by calling (800)423-6894.