By Lars Dalseide | June 15 2010 05:35

A historical first took place on June 4, 2010, when a Friends of NRA event was held at the Henry Repeating Arms manufacturing facility in Bayonne, New Jersey.

In addition to opening his facility to Friends of NRA, Anthony Imperato, owner and president of the family-owned Henry Repeating Arms, made numerous donations to the program. Keynote speaker Cam Edwards of NRA News was one of the many highlights of the evening. Escorted by a camera crew, Cam and his company filmed the special events during the banquet and secured several interviews with those who were in attendance.

The fun filled event featured both silent and live auctions, as well as raffles and games. Attendees were treated to watching a Henry Big Boy .45 cal rifle be assembled while Henry employees described the precision process. Once completed, the Limited Edition One of One firearm was then donated to the event and was sold in the live auction.

In recognition of hosting this amazing event as well as the Henry family tradition of supporting the shooting sports, Friends of NRA presented a special one of a kind Henry rifle by Baron Engraving to Henry Repeating Arms.

Friends of NRA is a grassroots fund-raising program that fosters community involvement, raises money, and gives 100% of the net proceeds to qualified local, state, and national programs. Working with the NRA’s field staff, thousands of volunteers nationwide participate in the program by organizing committees and planning events in their communities.

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