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February 1, 2013

Wounded Warriors' escort

Patriots’ Guard lead injured service members through town on way to weekend hunt, fundraiser

By LIBBY CLUETT | Lone Star News Group

MINERAL WELLS – Stoney LaRue and his band The Arsenals and The Taylor Hickey Band will headline the Brazos River Wounded Warrior Outdoors’ second annual hunt and fundraiser.

The event Saturday is held in conjunction with the second annual BRWWO hunt, which gives about 10 wounded veterans a chance to hunt for deer and hogs over a day and a half. The BRWWO provides lodging and meals for the veterans and coordinates the weekend’s activities. Funds raised at the dinner-concert will help ensure more outdoor activities are available for wounded warriors in the Palo Pinto and Parker county areas.

The wounded warriors made their way through Weatherford Thursday afternoon on their way to Mineral Wells, led by more than 100 members of the motorcycle-riding Patriots’ Guard.

Saturday night’s fundraiser, dinner and concert will include a live auction with items such as a rifle, a vintage government-issue 1911 .40-caliber pistol and guided hunt trips at various ranches. In addition, there will be various raffle items donated by businesses and individuals, including a Beast pump-up hunting blind.

The dinner and concert will take place in the Palo Pinto County Livestock Association Expo building, located at 800 North Farm-to-Market Road 1821, across from Walmart in Mineral Wells. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and the Taylor Hickey Band will perform beginning around 6:15 p.m.

A limited number of tickets remain available and are available at Ace Hardware, Cole’s Flowers and the Mineral Wells Area Chamber of Commerce, all located in Mineral Wells. Tickets are $75 each and include a barbeque dinner with all of the fixings, as well as all of the beer and soft drinks ticket holders can consume.

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