Pistol raffle complete. Winner is….?{0}

… not Ron!!! That is a bit of an inside joke because Ron wins all the raffles.

Anyway, the offficers of our Marine Corps League battled parade traffic to get to the Memorial Building to draw the winner of the .45ACP pistol raffle.

Det Commandant Ralph Lillig and Adjutant Stan Brangham did the drawing. I did the video and would like to say the drawing was 110% legitimate. Sometimes our leaders get lucky!

Yes, our Commandant, Ralph Lillig, won the pistol. Please notice that Stan actually did the drawing, so it’s not like he picked his own name out.

Thanks to Big D’s in Pocatello for supporting our raffle!

We’re thinking about a rifle raffle next, following Marine tradition and maybe making a WWII M1A or modern M1A standard from Springfieldml. Stay tuned fir that news.

And what do we do with the funds? We give money and requested items to the veterans home here in Pocatello, financial support to Marines in a jam, sponsor the Simplot Games (most years) and Boy’s/Girls State when needed, provide a scholarship at Idaho State University, a Marine Family BBQ every year (Aug 24 at Jensen’s Grove this year), sponsor the Marine Birthday party for southeastern and eastern Idaho every year, and provide support to most of the other Veteran Service Organizations’ events in the area.

Video of the drawing below.