The Masonic lodge located in Payson, Sy Harrison Lodge No. 70, held a fundraising raffle with three weapons as prizes. The weapons were a CZ Mallard O/U 12ga shotgun, a Remington 1911 R1, and a Henry Big Boy 44Mag. First place had pick of the weapons, second place had next choice, and third place got the remaining weapon. I had purchased a raffle ticket at one of the state events. My thanks to the Brothers of the Payson Lodge for organizing the raffle and getting out there selling tickets.
I received a call Wednesday that I was the third ticket drawn but did not know what I would receive yet as the other two had not made their choices. A call came Friday that I had won the Henry! Being the patient person that I am, I jumped in the vehicle Saturday and drove to the Old Town Pawn Shop in Payson to pick up my loot. The winners needed to go to the pawn shop, with their winning ticket, to fill out the paper work.
Sweet! I was actually hoping for the Henry but figured that others did too. Now I will have dust off my Tombstone Stetson, western boots, and dress up like a cowboy! Since I don't have a horse, perhaps my wife can find a couple of coconut shell to make clopping noises while I prance around the backyard!