CMRC raffles guns to protect water sources

Two guns to be raffled by CMRC are: Top - Winchester Model 12, 16 ga. Pump shotgun, mfg 1958. Bottom – Winchester Model 94, 30-30 carbine rifle, mfg 1948; comes with vintage scabbard.

Photo courtesy of Laurie Lohrer

Central Montana Resource Council will be raffling two vintage and collectible guns, to benefit ongoing work to protect Fergus County’s pristine water. Raffle tickets are available from the Sport Center at 320 West Main in Lewistown 535-9308 or by calling Roger Lohrer at (206) 276-6080. Only 500 tickets are available.

Guns to be raffled are a Winchester Model 12 shotgun and a Winchester Model 94 rifle (see photo.) Each will be a welcome addition to any gun collection.

The two winning tickets will be drawn Thursday, Oct. 20 during a 6-7 p.m. social hour at the Lewistown Public Library, hosted by CMRC. Refreshments will be served. Raffle tickets will be sold until drawing at 6:30 p.m. Winners need not be present at the drawing to win and will be notified by phone or email. You must be 18 years old to enter.

On each ticket purchased, those entering are to mark which gun that ticket is for: Winchester Model 12 shotgun or Winchester Model 94 rifle. Two winning tickets will be drawn, one for each gun.

Central Montana Resource Council is a community organization dedicated to sustaining our water, air, land and food for this and future generations. CMRC works to protect our surface and groundwater from degradation and over withdrawal, through baseline water testing, public education and other efforts. Funds from the raffle will benefit this work.

“We work on issues of concern in our community. This provides area citizens with the opportunity to help safeguard our quality of life on a local level,” said CMRC chair Laurie Lohrer. “CMRC determines how locally-raised funds will be spent, so volunteers are able to see the fruits of their efforts right here in our community. Raffle proceeds benefit CMRC’s ongoing efforts to keep our water clean and available.”

CMRC is an affiliate of Northern Plains Resource Council, a larger statewide non-profit that organizes Montana citizens to protect water quality, family farms and ranches and unique quality of life.

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