Newark, New Jersey -
The Second Annual Essex County Friends of NRA Banquet was held last night at Mayfair Farms in West Orange, New Jersey. Judging from the smiles in the crowd and the exhaustion of the staff, the event was a tremendous success. Breaking last year's attendance record of three hundred and seventy-one, local organizers estimated that this year's number broke the four hundred barrier ... but we're still waiting for final numbers. With skee ball and dart throws along with silent and live auctions, all were in high spirits and ready to peel open their wallets for the benefit of the local and national programs of the NRA.
Having the requisite auctioneer in house along with plenty of assistants to show off the goods, the Essex County Friends of NRA Committee handed out a number of firearms last night including a commemorative 1911 pistol, an American Flag that flew over the 10th Mountain Division's Camp in Afghanistan and a Red Ryder BB gun.
While all the fun was underway in the main room, veteran broadcast Alexander "Sandy" Beradi and head Gun For Hire honcho Anthony Colandro were in the back recording their latest episode of Gun For Hire radio.