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A New Prize

A Girl and Her Gun: A New Prize

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

A New Prize

Every year the PTA board at my children's school puts out a list of different activities that they will be sponsoring for the year.  The leadership is always looking for a chairman for the different events.  Every year I chair 2 events. Teacher Appreciation and  the Veteran's Day Luncheon.

I cook my world famous(by world famous I mean the 150 or so folks at my kids school) pulled pork, with home made bbq sauce, corn casserole and coleslaw for around 130 people, although it grows every year and I am expecting closer to 150 this year.

Our local restaurants are more than willing to donate food for our events, but I like to cook for this event.  It is a lot of work, but it is one very small way that I can show my appreciation for what the men and women of our Armed Services do for me, for all of us.
My husband with our daughter at last year's event.

I bought a banner to hang up in the gym that says "With Gratitude and Humility, THANK YOU!" 

That is what I am always striving for.  A way to show my gratitude and also how humbled I am by how I have been served by these fine men and women.

This year, I wanted to do more.  I wanted to find a way to give back on a grander scale and also to encourage folks to take a larger role in being more resposible with the life and freedoms they have.

Thus the Wounded Warrior Fundraiser.

My hope was to get  people to donate at least $5 to give back to the few that give so much and in gratitude I would offer a way to help him/her gain more training in defense of their selves.

I have been completely overwhelmed by the support of other and how they have reached out to me.

Talking about being filled with gratitude.

The gentelman over at Dragon Leatherworks, has offered one of his beautiful handmade leather holster  as part of the prize package.

 Gorgeous, right?!

So, for each $5 donation you make to the Wounded Warrior Project, you have a chance to win 2 gun training courses and a holster.

I will donate up to $300 towards a gun training class of your choice, plus,

John Murphy has donated one conceal carry training course, plus,

A gorgeous holster donated by Dragon Leatherworks.

I would be most grateful for any donations and for spreading the word about the fundraiser. It's a great way to start of the holiday season of ding for others. Nothing feels better than to give and to do it together, is the best!!

*****A little disclaimer, John's course is in Virginia, so to access that prize you would have to come to Virginia.  No cash equivalent will be given and no other course can be substituted.

The holster is handmade and takeS up to 8 weeks to be made.  If you win, you will work directly with them to get your prize.******

3 Comments:

At November 2, 2011 at 3:01 PM , OpenID amcit said...

Holy toledo. Don't tell the PTA that you're using training courses or holsters as door prizes.

Jim at proactiveshooters.com tried to donate firearms safety classes one time, and they refused to accept the donation.

But I'll donate if you can assure me NONE of the funds will go to the PTA.

 
At November 2, 2011 at 3:12 PM , Blogger agirlandhergun said...

Sorry, I wasn't clear. The PTA luncheon that I do is separate from the fundraiser. I was just saying that every year I do the luncheon as one way to honor our Veterans, but this year I wanted to do more.

The fundraiser is a separate private thing that I am doing. The $300 for the gun training is out of my own pocket and the other prizes were donated from very generous folks who contacted me and wanted to contribute.

100% of all funds received will go to the Wounded Warrior Project.

Just as an aside the principal of our school knows I carry a gun as does the President of the PTA. Of course, I do not carry at the school, but I do carry while doing PTA business if it is off of the school grounds, to include going into the bank to make deposits for the PTA. No one at the local level has had issue and hopefully no one will.

 
At January 19, 2012 at 8:26 AM , Blogger Bob Johnson said...

lol your lucky - the PTA at my son's school is exclusively anti-gun with a passion

 

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