Last weekend's Friends of NRA banquet in Broken Bow, Nebraska was covered by the Lexington Clipper-Herald:
Friends of NRA banquet Saturday in Broken Bow highest grossing banquet yet
BROKEN BOW - Mid-Nebraska Friends of the National Rifle Association has been at the top of the organization's fundraising efforts since its inception, and Saturday's seventh-annual banquet in Broken Bow was no different.
The total raised by the crowd of about 355 people won't be completely tallied for a couple weeks, but member Gary Lawrence said it was the group's highest-grossing banquet yet.
Tim Bacon, NRA field representative for Nebraska and Iowa, said the Mid-Nebraska Friends of NRA Committee is successful because it's a bunch of people who work well together in a common effort.
Bacon announced that the group's chairman, Ray Hunt of Merna, was the 2011 NRA Friend of the Year in Nebraska and Iowa.
"They get nothing out of it. They are volunteers just doing the right thing," Bacon said of the committee.
The group formed in late 2004 with only five months to prepare for its first fundraising banquet. The 14-member group was so successful in its first year, it raised 1,000 percent more than it planned.
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