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Wrestlers Raffle 52 Guns In 52 Minutes

Wrestlers vied for top honors at the Idaho Center Saturday. But in the entry a unique fundraiser was raising some eyebrows. The Columbia High School wrestling team was raffling off "52 guns in 52 minutes". At 52 bucks a ticket, this fundraiser has been a big money maker for the wrestling team. And it's only their first year doing the raffle. A ticket bought you 52 tries to get a gift certificate for a gun. The guns were valued up to 23 hundred dollars. Parents we talked to at the tournament were supportive of the idea. "There's a lot of hunters, my husbands a hunter. So he is hoping to win a couple guns," said Perla Gleed/Stephanie Smith, KBOI. More here.

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D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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