Brazoria Lions Club Takes Aim on Annual Gun Raffle
The Brazoria Lions Club’s traditional, decade plus old annual gun raffle drawing (99 long guns and a new Polaris 4-Wheeler ATV) takes place on Thursday, December 10 with doors opening at 6 p.m. at the Brazoria Heritage Foundation Lloyd Thomas Gym, 205 North Nevada St., Downtown Brazoria.
The Brazoria Lions are currently selling raffle tickets for 99 long guns (shot guns and rifles) and a Polaris four wheeler. Only 3,500 tickets will be sold. Though winners need not be present to win, ticket holders are entitled to a barbeque sandwich, chips and a drink at the event for no additional charge.
The meal and social hour is from 6 p.m. – 7 p.m. immediately followed by the drawing. There will also be a silent and a live Auction (with Jarrod Smith as auctioneer) for a very limited number of items and additional “Card” drawings at the event. Brazoria Lions Club members are currently soliciting live and silent auction items for the event. Items in hand at this point include: an antique cedar ice chest on wheels, a fire pit, a Havahart animal trap, a 9mm Ruger pistol, 10 barbeque plates, a twelve gauge shotgun, and dinner for 35.If you would like to donate an item to help a worthy cause, call Lion Bob Schwebel 979-236-0241.
The 100 prizes of the gun raffle are listed on the raffle ticket and all prizes MUST be claimed within 30 days of the drawing. Winners will have choices of calibers, and gauges on model drawn on hand – first come, first choice. All gun winners must pass a NCIS background check.
This is the major fundraising effort for the Brazoria Lions Club. Proceeds benefit Brazoria Lions Club Projects dispensing monies to West of the Brazos community such as the Brazoria Heritage Foundation, The Brazoria Community Library, the needy elderly, the Little League, Boy Scouts, sending handicapped children to the Lions camp in Kerrville plus many more initiatives as necessary. For ticket availability or more information, call: 979-798-4444.