NRA fundraising banquet a success

The Allegheny Mountain Chapter Friends of the National Rifle Association would like to thank all of the businesses and individuals who helped make the 17th annual fundraising banquet Oct. 28 at the Beverly Volunteer Fire Department another success.

The Friends of the NRA is a nonprofit and nonpolitical branch of the NRA with approximately 1,400 chapters throughout the United States. All of the monies raised go to youth groups and youth firearms safety education, such as the Eddie Eagle programs. Last year, chapters throughout our state raised and distributed more than $130,000 to youth groups, including schools, 4-H clubs and Boy Scout troops in the form of grants.

With more than 170 at this year’s banquet, those present enjoyed games, raffles, a silent auction, live auction and door prizes. More than 20 guns were given away to lucky attendees.

The following is a list of those who supported us: Gun Mart of Elkins, Mountain View Equipment, Parrack Insurance, William Umbright Insurance, Tygart Valley Bank, Roys RV Super Center, Valley Business Systems, Star Furniture, BJ Music and Pawn, Seneca Design, Jay Davis, John Rapp, Leon Hardman, Jamie Cunningham, Nick Rashela, Sam Scarberry, Donley Teter, Sue King and Mary Ann Rennix.

We would also like to thank the Tygarts Valley FFA for its help in setting up and the clean up after the event and Donnie Pritt and the Camp Pioneer staff for preparing and serving the food.

I would like to thank all the Allegheny Mountain Chapter members for all of their hard work in selling tickets and getting everything done on time for this worthwhile event for the youth of West Virginia.

Most of all we would like to thank all those who bought tickets and attended the banquet, without all of you nothing could happen.

Should anyone like to help with next year’s banquet, we could use all of the help we can get.

Please feel free to contact me at 304-642-9800.

Thank you all again for your support of the youth shooting programs throughout West Virginia.

Sam Scarberry


Allegheny Mountain


Friends of the NRA