Veterans host gun show to raise funds

3 years 3 months 1 day ago Sunday, September 14 2014 Sep 14, 2014 Sunday, September 14, 2014 2:52:00 PM CDT September 14, 2014 in News
By: Sara Pang, KOMU 8 Reporter
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MILLER COUNTY - Warm smiles and friendly chatter echoed around the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) 2442 gun show on Sunday.

The gun show ran for two days beginning Saturday morning and featured both antiques and modern weaponry. Senior Vice Commander John Winter said a lot of the guns are historically significant. He holds one up as an example, a Cavalry Carbine gun that's an 1877 model.

 

Senior Vice Commander John White holds up a Cavalry Carbine gun that's an 1877 model."Mostly everything here is collector owned," Winter said.

Between Saturday and Sunday morning, the VFW 2442 raised about $3,500 for the scholarship programs they have for veterans. Post Commander Troy Williams said that the funds will be donated to local community organizations like Cub Scouts.

"The gun show is basically for raising money to help veterans helping veterans," Williams said. "We also help our community with the Cub Scouts and different organizations in the community."

Williams said that the VFW 2442 meets once a month to discuss where they'll give donations.

The highlight of the show on Sunday featured a raffle. The VFW had 500 tickets, and sold them for $5 apiece.

Post Commander Troy Williams shakes a container for the raffle win.

"That's the money we'll use for different organizations in the community," he said.

Williams has been a member of the VFW 2442 for six years. He is an Operation Desert Strom veteran, also popularly known as the first Gulf War, and served in the United States Marine Corps for four years. He also owns a local business called, "Sticks and Stones Landscaping."

"I like being around veterans...helping veterans," Williams said. "It was something that I like doing."

"A lot of the younger guys coming back now have issues that they're trying to deal with, where as a VFW...when they come to us we can relate to them," he said. "We can help them with issues that they're dealing with now that most of us have dealt with in the past. It's a tough situation but it's something that you feel like you're helping."

It's not all about the guns. Eldon resident Jan Warren said that there is much history to be appreciated at gun shows.

"There's a lot of interesting things," Warren said. She holds up an old, worn pistol case and an antique wall decorative item. "It's not only for the guys, it's for the ladies," Warren said.

She said that the people that come to these shows are the "nicest group of people you'll ever meet."

"It's something like a family reunion," she said.

This is the second gun show held by the VFW 2442.

 

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