OHIO VALLEY — Gallia, Meigs and Mason counties local chapter for Friends of the NRA were host to a sellout crowd April 23 at Courtside Bar & Grill. Over 200 people were in attendance for the NRA fundraiser. A prime rib dinner was served followed by special recognition of some donors.
Greg Hartley was presented with a Colt SAA 45-caliber pistol, recognizing him as a Patriot Donor. Freedom Donors Tina and Dean Sicliliano, John Stevens, Earnest Trent, D.D.S., and Christ and Ron Toler were each presented with Kel-Tec rifles plus other gifts for their donations. Along with 91 Big Shooter Donors.
Special recognition was given to Lee Johnson who served as auctioneer, French City Press that provided program printing and NRA representative Andrew Root.
Several donated items were given away, followed by a silent auction and finally a live auction of over 54 items. Gross total for Gallia Area Friends of the NRA Banquet exceeded $100,000. Money raised goes toward NRA sponsors and events, locally as well as nationwide.
Committee members for the local NRA event were Larry Betz, David Duncan, David Tawney, Ed Clary, Eric Clary, Walt Brown, Phil and Donna Heck, Robbie Jenkins, Nick Johnson, Tommy Johnson, Billy McCulty II, Bill Medley, Pam DeLille, Tom White and David Wiseman.
NRA Freedom Donors recognized at the local chapter’s banquet were, (L-R) Ron Toler, Toler & Toler LLC, John Stevens, Thermal Solutions, Tina and Dean Sicliliano with T&D Guns, Dr. Earnest L Trent, DDS.
Recognized as a Patriot Donor was Greg Hartley, left, who was presented with a Colt SAA 45 caliber pistol by Larry Betz, president of Gallia, Meigs and Mason counties NRA chapter.