Annual Rifle Rally set for March 1, tickets available

Tickets are on sale now for the annual Rifle Rally sponsored by Rich Mountain Battlefield Foundation and Tygart Valley Lions Club.

The event, set for March 1, will take place at the new Randolph County Armory on U.S. 33 west of Elkins. Doors will open at 11 a.m., and drawings will begin at noon.

Included with each Rifle Rally ticket is the chance to win one of 30 guns and prizes that will be drawn at regular intervals through the day. Ticket holders do not have to be present to win. Attendees also will be able to purchase tickets on additional guns, raffles and


An all-you-can-eat meal of fresh-grilled pork loin and roast beef, plus beverages, will be


Rick Wolfe, president of the Rich Mountain Battlefield Association, said, “This event is our biggest fundraiser of the year. All proceeds go to support improvements for Rich Mountain Battlefield and to the charitable activities of the Tygart Valley Lions Club.”

Tickets for the Rifle Rally are on sale on a first-come, first-served basis through Tygart Valley Lions Club members and at the Beverly Heritage Center at U.S. 219 and Files Creek Road in Beverly, or by calling 304-637-7424.

Parking at the armory is limited, so carpooling is recommended. A complete list of the ticket prizes, additional information about the Rifle Rally and directions to the new armory can be found at the Rich Mountain website at