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TCNS staff

TRINITY — Trinity County Veterans Wall of Honor Society is hosting the 15th annual Tailgate Benefit and Fundraiser from noon to 6 p.m. Oct. 29 at Scheelbillies Saloon, 5665 FM 356.

There will be a raffle, a live auction and food plates consisting of pulled pork or fried catfish plates for $10.

Raffle tickets are $1 or 6 for $5, and prizes include: 

•First prize: Mossberg Model 930 “Ducks Unlimited” semi-automatic shotgun 

•Second prize: Taurus G3C 9 mm pistol and 100 rounds of ammo 

•Third prize: Blackstone 1565 36-inch outdoor propane griddle

•Fourth prize: Yeti soft-side cooler 

•Fifth prize: Complete package of “Lucky 3” Texas Lotto scratchers (donated by B&C Lawn Care, Tooter, and Bill and Nancy Brown) 

•Sixth prize: $250 Brookshire Brothers gift card (Donated by Brookshire Brothers) 

•Seventh prize: $400 cash (donated by Tom McCrory in memory of Harold Fenn and Ray St. Clair) 

Eighth-10th prizes: $200 cash each (donated by Kathy Nowicki, Brenda St. Clair, Tom McCrory and Virginia Johnson in honor and memory of long-time members Denny Nowicki, Ray St. Clair, Sonny Johnson and Dwight Harrison)

11th prize: $100 Harbor Freight gift card 

Trinity County Veterans Wall of Honor Society is a Texas non-profit organization that helps Trinity County Veterans, active-duty personnel and their families.

The group has constructed wheelchair ramps for residences, provided and installed air conditioning/heating units, provided and installed hot water heaters, retrofitted bathroom facilities to accommodate the handicapped and elderly, repaired leaky roofs, and helped offset the fuel costs associated with travel to VA facilities for health issues and treatments.

These things are done solely through contributions of individuals and corporations. We conduct an annual fund-raising campaign consisting of a raffle and auction held the last Saturday of October.

For information, donate an auction or raffle item, to make a contribution, or to alert us to an area Veteran that may need assistance, contact Tom McCrory, President, at (936) 577-8689; Bill Reeves, Treasurer, at (936) 661-7107; or Randy Barclay, Secretary, at (936) 594-8141.

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