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Friendsof NRAto holdbenefit

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By Carrie ClickPost Independent StaffRegional members of Friends of the National Rifle Association are planning their annual fund-raiser for Saturday, Sept. 11, in Glenwood Springs.According to Carbondale resident Richard Teague, 2004 Friends of the NRA Banquet chairman, the fund-raiser will enable The NRA Foundation to grant money to various local shooting sports programs. Money raised will go towards purchasing firearms and targets for the two clubs. More than 50 youths participate in Garfield County’s 4-H shooting sports club. And they’re an accomplished group: The team took top honors at state in 2003 with a first place in 4-H statewide competition. Teague said half the money raised at the Glenwood banquet will stay in Colorado for youth and women’s shooting programs, disabled shooters, firearm education, gun safety and more. The other half goes towards national programs for the same types of programs, Teague said. “Last year, we returned around $170,000 to programs in Colorado,” Teague said. “Unfortunately, we had over $300,000 in grant requests.” Regionally, Teague is looking forward to continue to support local programs. “Last year’s event allowed us to grant $1,700 to the 4-H Clubs in Garfield and Eagle counties,” he said. “I am hoping for a more successful event this year and therefore more funds to grant.”Contact Carrie Click: 945-8515, ext. 518cclick@postindependent.comFriends of the NRA BanquetSaturday, Sept. 11Ramada Inn, Glenwood SpringsBanquet includes dinner, live auction, silent auction, raffles and games.Information and tickets are available from: Richard Teague, 379-3367; Brian Suter, 704-1776; Ross Talbott, 984-2943; Steve Noah, 984-0637; Roslyn Hatch, 984-0316; Todd Oppenheimer, 926-3226; and Travis Casey, 625-1227.

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