Sunday, February 17, 2008
Friends of NRA @ Delmar VFW
Last night the annual "Friends of the NRA" dinner was held in Delmar at the VFW on State Street. This is the second year the event was held there and as usual the hospitality of the VFW members was extrodinary. They prepared a fine dinner with oven roasted chicken, ham, crabcakes, green beans & mashed potatoes. The food was served buffet style and lines moved quickly as the staff made sure there was always ample supply of food on the table.
The event itself consisted of a silent auction, a live auction, a long table of bucket auction items plus several side games for a huge variety of prizes. The first picture you see here was the "Ladies Table". This was a whole lot of the Fru-Fru stuff that the ladies get excited about. You know what I mean, candles and scents, pretty pictures & stuff.
Here you see a wooden , hand painted Bald Eagle. This statue stands about 19 inches tall and was produced exclusively for "Friends of NRA" by "Big Sky Carvers"
This is only one of 1100 made and each one is numbered and personalized. This was one of the many live auction items sold last night.
The last photo is Ms. Michelle Philips with a bust of Teddy Roosevelt in his Rough Rider garb. Mr. Roosevelt was a staunch supporter of the 2nd amendment and the NRA. Each attendee that purchased sponser tickets recieved one of these busts plus a mini-multi tool, and a "Friends of NRA" cap.
A good time was had by all especially by this household. We won several prizes last night including handgun cases, Leupold folding pocket knife, Longaberger purse and a Remington .22 magnum rifle.
I certainly hope the dinner returns to the Delmar VFW next year. Once again the folks there provide excellent hospitality and service.
Thank You Delmar VFW!