Friends Of The NRA Host Banquet At Choo Choo, July 21st

Thursday, July 14, 2011

The Chattanooga Area Friends of the NRA, a High Caliber Committee, will hold their 18th annual Fund Raising Banquet in the Chattanooga Choo Choo’s Grand Ball Room on Thursday July 21.

More than $25,000 has been raised in each of the last two years with over 93% of the proceeds raised in Tennessee funding youth shooting activities. 2011 area recipients include Soddy Daisy Trojan’s Skeet Team; Sale Creek Panther’s Skeet Team; Rhea County 4H Skeet Team; the Cherokee Council of the Boy Scouts of America’s Skymont Shooting Center; and the Quail Unlimited Summer Youth Camp.

The event will have games, silent and live auctions as well as opportunities to win prizes including approximately 20 guns that will be available.

The door prize, a Henry Golden Boy 22LR valued at $500 is sponsored by Sportsman’s Warehouse.

Other supporters include Shooters’ Depot, WGOW 102.3 FM, and Tony Sanders Outdoors.

Specific auction items available include: Colt 1911 Centennial Edition 45 caliber pistol engraved on one side with each war the 1911 was the approved sidearm; A Red White and Blue Fiddle autographed by Charlie Daniels; a tour for 10 of the Barrett Manufacturing plant where the 50 caliber sniper rifles are made in Murfreesboro (the purchaser of this item will have a one in 24 chance on a $10,000 Barrett M82A1 50 BMG Caliber drawn later in the year); a John Dillinger print with an actual casing from the machine gun stolen by Dillinger (the purchaser of this item will have a one in 27 chance on a Thompson Tommy Gun complete with a violin case); and many more unique items available only at the FNRA banquets.

To get more information or purchase tickets go to www.chattanooga-fnra.com or call Tony Sanders at 423 280-3677.

The Friends of the NRA is a 501c3 non-profit organization dedicated to preserving 2nd Amendment Rights with proceeds going towards firearms safety, youth education, hunter safety training, and range development. None of the proceeds may be used for political, legislative, or lobbying activities. Contributions are tax deductible in accordance with federal law.


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