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Paradise Friends of NRA to Hold Banquet, Firearm Giveaway

friends nra 300MUHLENBERG COUNTY, Ky. (9/4/13) – The Paradise Friends of NRA Committee held a Pre-Event Raffle Drawing on Monday August 26, 2013 at the Kentucky Farm Bureau Office on Dean Road in Greenville, Kentucky. Present for the drawing were: Chairman-Rickey Hoskins, Vice-Chairman-Jarrod Douglas, Secretary-Locky Beasley JR, Treasurer-Craig Rolley, committee Members – Leo Duran, Jim Butler, Joe Hudson and Kentucky NRA Field Rep – John LaRowe. There were also two members of the general public present. This was the second, third and fourth in a series of Pre-Event Raffles for the inaugural Paradise Friends of NRA Banquet to be held at the Central City Convention Center at 5:30 pm on Saturday, September 28.
 
The winning tickets were drawn for each of the raffles by NRA Rep John LaRowe. The Winners were: Smith & Wesson .380 Bodyguard pistol - Tammy Hoskins. Smith & Wesson .40 cal Pistol with Field Carry Kit – Wendell Griffin, and for the Mossberg .223 MVP Predator Rifle – Jason Edmonds. When each winner was contacted, they were excited to hear the news.
 
“Our first raffle sold out in 3 days!” said Rickey Hoskins, Chairman of the Paradise Committee. “This is a desirable concealed carry pistol. Due to the success of that one, we obtained another.” In addition to these, the committee is raffling a Mossberg 500 Shotgun Combo with both a turkey and a slug barrel, a Ruger M77 300 Win Mag Rifle with a Leopold VX3-L 3.5-10X50 scope, and a Springfield XD Sub-Compact 9mm Pistol. These Pre-Event Raffles will be drawn on September 28. Tickets are available from any Paradise committee Member.
 
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, law enforcement, and other shooting sports interests. 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 hundreds of participating vendors.
 
The Committee has been making the rounds in the region. They attended the Want Not Waste Not Event in Madisonville on August 3, and the annual Kentucky Deer Classic on August 24. Plans are currently in the works for an “Friends of NRA Night at a local Restaurant” The Paradise Committee has set up a Facebook page – “Friends of NRA – Paradise Committee, Kentucky” to keep followers up-to-date on the process.
 
Do you want to get involved? There are several ways that you can help. Contact Rickey Hoskins at 338-3630 or Jarrod Douglas at 543-5158, and they can get you plugged into the committee. Please join the other friends from our community who are giving what they can to this event. In addition to becoming a sponsor, Friends of NRA invite you to their September 28 fundraiser. As you will discover, it is a fun-filled evening of good food, friendly faces and prizes galore - all for the benefit and legacy of the shooting sports.
 
Friends of NRA is an exciting fundraising program run by people from all walks of life. At a Friends of NRA banquet, you’ll meet fire chiefs, engineers, shopkeepers, police officers, teachers, and many more mainstream citizens working together to support an important cause in preserving rights and heritage.
 
Do you own a business and want to get involved? Friends of NRA events rely on donations from local businesses to build intriguing live and silent auctions and a plethora of prizes available for attendees.
 
“We would like to ask you to become involved in our event on whatever level you see fit,” said Jarrod Douglas, spokesperson for Friends of NRA. “In addition to showcasing your sponsorship, contributions to The NRA Foundation, Inc. are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by federal income tax laws. Here’s your opportunity to step up to the forefront and join with thousands of individuals and businesses in the effort to ensure the future of the shooting sports from coast to coast.”
 
Since 1993 there has been over $1,300,000 in grants supplied to Kentucky Programs. Half of the money raised by each Friends of NRA banquet will be spent in Kentucky. 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 shootings 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.
 
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