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December 24, 2012

Second Wounded Warriors event in the works for 2013

By CHRIS AGEE

Following the success of its first event in February, non-profit group Brazos River Wounded Warriors Outdoors is currently planning a similar celebration to be held early next year.

About 400 individuals packed the Mineral Wells Livestock and Expo Center Feb. 25 to pay tribute to a group of wounded U.S. servicemen. The soldiers spent the weekend on a hunting excursion that culminated with a barbecue dinner and live entertainment.

BRWWO Vice President Tammy Underwood provided the Index with preliminary information about the organization's second annual event, set to begin Jan. 31 and end two days later with a fundraising dinner at the expo center.

Barbecue and beer are included in the price of admission and Stoney LaRue will serve as the event's live entertainment.

Additionally, attendees will have an opportunity to win door prizes and participate in live auctions and raffles.

The group's board of directors expressed appreciation for the numerous volunteers responsible for making this year's event a success and expects another meaningful reception next month.

"The outpouring of support from local businesses as well as supporters from outside our community made the event a success for the wounded warriors and allowed the organization to create a scholarship for four local seniors and to make a donation to many local organizations supporting our military and their families," the board stated in a press release.

According to the statement, 12 wounded warriors are invited to participate and tickets will be available to the general public soon.

Anyone interested in sponsoring the event or purchasing tickets can contact a BRWWO offical at (972) 408-6890, (469) 767-1287, or (940) 654-0179.

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