Toward the end of last year I began to take a more pro-active role with regards to the 2nd Amendment. It included, among other things, this blog. I also joined our local Friends of the NRA committee.
For those unfamiliar with Friends of the NRA (more info here) – it’s a grassroots fundraising organization that provides grants for hunting and shooting activities, clubs, and programs.
Friends of the NRA puts on fundraising banquests and dinners across the nation. There are raffles, auctions, games and prizes. I had never attended such an event prior to joining the committee. But decided to attend a nearby banquet in Lancaster, PA back in February. The Lancaster Friends of the NRA dinner also happens to be one of the largest in the nation. This gave me an idea of what to expect for our own local and somewhat smaller banquet which was held April 30th.
Our committee spent a fair part of the day setting up and preparing for the dinner. My wife joined me for the actual dinner. We had a good time, but alas I still have yet to win one of the many handguns and rifles that were up for auction.
Here are some photos of our event…
People enjoying the banquet…
Matching Ruger Vaqueros (Guns of the Year)
and Kimber Ultra Carry
Some of the people who helped make this event happen…
Gun Digest Book of Concealed Carry autographed
and donated by Massad Ayoob at the ProArms Podcast
CrossBreed Holsters was kind enough to donate
a pair of holsters for the auctions.
Some familiar Zombie targets & PAFOA Zombie
Response Team patches (courtesy of myself)
and autographed copies of Black Man with a Gun
courtesy of Kenn Blanchard.