There were a bunch of happy faces leaving the 2015 Friends of NRA banquet last night, new gun owners, lucky ticket holders and persistent auction buyers.

This was my second year to host the event and I want you to know how much I appreciate getting to do it. Although I don't officially represent the Friends of NRA I just wanted to toss my thanks to the folks who make this happen. There were a lot of changes this year and your constructive feedback is encouraged. It's a giant undertaking and I'm sure you will join me in thanking the folks and the hard work that goes into putting on an event of this size. ;

Chair: Greg Cook
Co-Chair: Jessica Plant
Treasurer: Taylor Hedrick

Volunteers: Andy Loden, Jim Standridge, Mike Lemley, Shelby Lemley, Galo Morlet, John Wilson, Cherrie Curtis

 Auctioneer/Nutball: Kent Crank (This guy was a hoot!)

Catering: Naaman's BBQ (Delicious once again!)

Ticket Hostesses: Universal Promotions/Michelle Barrett

FFL Dealers for handling the firearms transactions: AR - Pawn Express, TX - Legendary Firearms

Thanks to all our Table Partners, donors and especially all of you came and contributed your hard-earned money to the cause of advancing the future of shooting sports.

The Texarkana area has split up almost $23,000 in grants from last year's Friends of NRA banquet and we hope we did at least that well this year if not better.

If you need more info call 903-701-2094.

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