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Shooting With a Green Beret

This Shootout Concert Bonanza Makes Fundraising Action Packed

BY Samantha Klaassen // 11.29.16
photography Jerry McClure

What: Elizabeth Toon Charities’ 10th annual fund-raiser

Where: Gilley’s Dallas

PC Moment: Elizabeth Toon Charities‘ annual concert and shootout was a two-day jam-packed event celebrating 10 years of service contributed to North Texas by ETC, which has raised more than $4 million and benefitted 65 local charities since its inception. More than 1,000 people gathered at Gilley’s Dallas to enjoy a concert by Texas country artists Jack Ingram and Wade Bowen. The event’s live auction raised more than $125,000 with top selling items including a day of shooting and instruction with Green Beret John Wayne Walding, and a dinner for 10 at the home of Tracy and Kent Rathbun.

The shootout had 500 participants, with the Nancy B. Chappelear-Weldon Foundation beating out 87 other teams for first place. All proceeds from both events were donated to ETC and will benefit 16 children’s charities in North Texas.

Who: Laura Richardson, Andra Propps, Katherine and Tom Richardson, Patti Toon, Shelly Balch, Kristin Schor, Carrie Arnot, Jack Ingram, Larry Toon, Wade Bowen, Carolyn Cross, Beau Browning, Mary Margaret and Justin Toon, Taylor Brooks and Laura Toon Brooks, Nancy Gopez, Luann Jones, Erin Jones, Annie Fernandez, Lara Gaither, and Roger Staubach

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