FRANKLIN — A fundraiser to benefit the NRA Foundation will be held on the evening of Saturday, Sept 28 at the Elks Lodge in Franklin.
Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and there will be door prizes, bucket raffles, silent and live auctions and games. No speeches or talks allowed, just plenty of good fellowship. The meal features roast prime rib and baked stuffed chicken breast. Tickets to the event are $35 per person. Last year around one in six attendees went home owning a new firearm.
The NRA Foundation is a 501-c-3 (tax code) Charitable Foundation (separate from the NRA organization) and was formed in 1992 to provide grants for the promotion and enhancement of the shooting sports and firearms safety. The total funds raised and granted nationally is now over $250 million with around $700,000 raised in New Hampshire in the past sixteen years.
100% of the monies raised is given out in grants each year as the NRA pays the salary and expenses of the NRA rep who coodinates the events in NH and the events are all organized and run by volunteers.
The Gun of the Year this year is a Weatherby Vangard Series 2 Eurosport .270 with a Leupold VX 7 scope. Someone will head home on Sept 28 owning one.