By Lars Dalseide | November 8 2010 11:24

The Daily Advance in Elizabeth City, North Carolina ran a piece on a recent Chowan Friends of the NRA event:

Friends of NRA Chowan Friends NRA auction raises $15K

The 10th annual Chowan Friends of the NRA raised $15,000, ranking 5th in eastern North Carolina.

Organizers believe the Oct. 19 National Rifle Association fundraiser ranked as high as 8th in the state. Some 240 people from Chowan and surrounding counties attended the annual event.

“Greenville netted more money, but we had more people,” said Hardy Gillam, Chowan Friends chairman. “I think it was outstanding in the number of people who supported us.” Typically, an NRA auction averages about $65 per person with a national average of about $100. Chowan fetched $149 per person.

Half of the money raised goes toward the NRA’s nationally sponsored programs while the other half goes to state chapters. Collected proceeds are dispersed via grants for hunter safety programs among middle and high schools while other funds are directed toward law enforcement.

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