| 2013 friends
||meet the friends we made in 2012 / 2015 / 2016
who have contributed with
monetary donations, time, talent or a skill set in making
this a successful fund raiser are gratefully acknowledged
below. Without them, our event could not take place and our
goal would have fallen short of providing care for the
children who will ultimately benefit from their generosity.
On behalf of the Alzafar Shrine Potentate and other Board
Members, we thank you and proudly acknowledge you as Friends
of Pulling for Kids, a charity clay shoot.
I started ALPS Mountaineering, a small company located in rural
east central Missouri, with the mission of "providing more gear
for more people." We offer performance-oriented packs, tents,
sleeping bags, furniture, air pads & air beds. All of our
products are "consumer designed" for comfortable enjoyable trips
that have tough, durable construction for a lifetime of use, and
while the products are great, the prices are even better. I have
been working in the outdoor industry since 1978 in a variety of
design, sales, and marketing positions. A lot of my prior
outdoor experience came from running the Kelty brand, which also
marketed packs, tents, and sleeping bags. In 1993, Brian, the
oldest of our 3 children, was about to enter middle school, so I
left Kelty because I wanted to have a more flexible schedule to
allow me to be more involved in my family's activities.
is not a huge bottom line driven corporate chain store. We are a
very established, privately owned company, and we truly enjoy
offering you a very beautiful relaxed environment where you can
enjoy choosing your engagement ring. At Americus Diamond in San
Antonio, you don't have to worry about discounts and sales, and
whether you're getting the best price. Because in 28 years we've
never had a sale. Everyone gets our very best, guaranteed price,
every day of the year.
Ben E. Keith Company
Ben E. Keith Company is a distributor of food service products
and premium alcoholic beverages. Our independent Food Division
supplies a full line of produce, frozen foods, meats, dry
groceries, refrigerated foods, paper goods, equipment and
supplies to restaurants, hospitals, schools, nursing homes and
other institutional businesses. Our independent Beverage
Division distributes Anheuser-Busch InBev products as well as
many well recognized craft and imports brands including: Real
Ale, Franconia, Alaskan, Brooklyn, Sierra Nevada, Paulaner,
Chimay, Spaten, and many more. Additionally we sell a variety of
wines including Black Oak, Le Baron Ranch, and 1221.
Black Bart - Maker
Bart is an extremely talented blacksmith and teacher of
metallurgy. Using techniques of centuries past he fabricates
near perfect blades and hand tooled leather. Bart donated a
beautiful full tang custom skinner and hand tooled sheath
similar to the one pictured. However, he did mention turquoise
or amber for the grips - we can't wait to see it. If you are
interested in speaking with Bart about a custom project for you,
please drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org and I'll put you in
Boerne's “Plaza Package
830 249-2285 Boerne's “Plaza Package Store”
Doug Dugosh and family are the keepers of one of Boerne’s oldest
Please say Hi to Doug and daughter Heather Pipkin when you stop
by to thank them for supporting our event. Truly great people
and GREAT SUPPORTERS of our community and the Shriners
Imagine a venue where it's all there - a destination venue, the
caterer, the ambiance, the tables, chairs, linens, china,
Cathedral, Suite, Inn & more, you get it all for a "Package"
price. That is what a "Boutique," Venue is all about. Because
our facility has everything right here, you do not have to pay
separate for rentals of caterers, and you will find the pricing
a better deal than contracting these services individually.
was created as a superior alternative to the other products on
After years of using multiple gun accessories that lacked
different key components, we took it upon ourselves to make the
gun cover everyone has been waiting for. Here are the main
things we wanted in the ultimate gun cover.
Brute Outdoors was founded with a vision to provide the best
cooler available to every outdoorsman. Based in Fort Worth,
Texas, we're committed to manufacturing superior ice chests,
categories/brute-gear, building great accessories and providing
a level of customer service that can't be matched. Our coolers
are Made in USA with the strictest quality standards so you can
We have been helping people thrive with reliable and trustworthy
edged products for over a century. Since our own name is on the
knife our quality, focus and attention to detail is very
personal. The ideals laid out by my Grandfather and Great
Grandfather in our early days clearly define our high standards.
By listening to the needs of our customers, we ensure that every
product is crafted to fit their unique needs. Whether it be
hunting, fishing, hiking, camping, or just everyday tasks you
will find a Buck product that can be a reliable tool for any
task. In addition, we are always creating better designs,
finding better materials, and defining the best way to develop
our products so you can rely on them over the years, like a
trusted friend. This has always been the Buck way.
Cracker Barrel Old Country Store
Some companies pride themselves on long-winded and complicated
mission statements, but that's just not our way. In fact, since
the very first Cracker Barrel Old Country Store opened back in
1969 in Lebanon, Tennessee, we've kept things pretty simple. The
way we see it, our mission is to please people. Nothing more.
Nothing less. And if we do that, we have more than a fair chance
of success. If everyone who walks in our front door gets a warm
welcome and a good meal at a fair price. If they enjoy browsing
through our old country store. If everyone who works with us or
whom we do business with is treated fairly and with respect. If
we do all those things, well, then we figure the business will
take care of itself. And fortunately, so far, it has.
Situated in heart of Historic downtown Boerne, TX on Main
Street, Crescent Quarters hotel is a prime . location for
lodging when you want to stay in the Texas Hill Country. You can
literally walk downstairs to shop, dine, or enjoy a glass of
wine on Boerne's Main Street. All the hotel's guest rooms have
access to the second floor balcony that replicates a French
Quarter panorama and is illuminated by the glow of gas lanterns.
All modern amenities are found in this newly constructed Texas
Hill Country hotel that provides inn-style accommodations
completely inspired by New Orleans French Quarter architecture.
Designs by Jackie O
Beautiful hand crafted Jewelry by a talented craftsmen in
Extra special hand crafted jewelry designed and crafted by a
talented Shriners Lady in San Antonio, Texas
Located in one of the "wettest" parts of the country, frogg
toggs was founded in 1996 on the promise of total customer
satisfaction, and to this day we don't introduce a product, make
a change, or commit a resource unless we know that it will
result in giving our customers even more reason to seek out and
purchase the frogg toggs brand. As our customer base expands
from the traditional sporting segments into other outdoor
activities, this commitment is strengthened rather than diluted.
We understand that a growing market means increased demand for
and scrutiny of product quality. Our response to this is
embodied in the quality found in our ever-expanding product
line. We have every confidence that each and every frogg toggs
product will provide our customers with the quality,
performance, and value associated with the frogg toggs brand.
Everyone is significant, and at Frost, we treat them that way.
We give our customers a square deal and keep their assets safe
and sound. These beliefs have guided Frost from the very
beginning and served our customers well since 1868. At Frost,
we're proud of our heritage, and for good reason: we've been
serving Texans almost as long as Texas has been a state. We're
from here, and have always played an active role in the
communities we serve. We help people like you make sound
financial decisions. And our disciplined relationship approach
has stood the test of time. Frost has grown a lot, but what
hasn't changed is our commitment to our values and the
relationships we've forged over the years. Those are here to
Goat Hill Trap and Skeet Range
Goat Hill is an Acero Inc Holding and located at 7850 Highway 83
N in Uvalde Texas. Contact Tom Hupp at (830) 276-1591 to arrange
a sporting event at Goat Hill or to have an event on your
property with his portable sporting field.
MOVE OVER boring black and olive drab green, because the
shooting range is about to get a lot more colorful! At
GunGoddess.com you'll find women's shooting accessories, apparel
and gifts in fun, feminine fabrics and colors.
Gun Tote'n Mamas
Affordable leather concealed carry handbags.
Herbst Veterinary Hospital
Herbst Veterinary Hospital is a full-service veterinary medical
facility, located in Boerne, TX. The professional and courteous
staff at Herbst Veterinary Hospital seeks to provide the best
possible medical care, surgical care and dental care for their
highly-valued patients. We are committed to promoting
responsible pet ownership, preventative health care and
health-related educational opportunities for our clients. Herbst
Veterinary Hospital strives to offer excellence in veterinary
care to Boerne, TX and surrounding areas. Our doctors also work
at Kendall County Equine Clinic so we can provide veterinary
care for both small and large animals. Please take a moment to
contact us today, to learn more about our veterinary practice
and to find out more information about how Herbst Veterinary
Hospital can serve the needs of you and your cherished pet. If
you are already a client at Herbst, please click on the Pet
Portals link to have 24/7 access to your pet's information!
Hevi Shot Ammunition
The Industry Leader in Performance Shot shell Ammunition
James Avery Jewelry
From the very beginning, James Avery Jewelry has believed in integrity
and good taste in all matters. There jewelry is as pleasant to
wear as it is to see. From the Heart of the Texas Hill Country
by way of the U.S. Air Corp the character of the Avery Family
and their business is as evident as ever.
Jefferson Bank is a family-owned bank serving communities in San
Antonio and surrounding areas in the Texas Hill Country.
Our Mission Statement: Earning long term relationships every day
through integrity, responsiveness, and commitment. This is
personal to us.
Through the years, Jefferson Bank has created an elite team of
highly skilled, family oriented and civic-minded individuals who
contribute to the bank's continuing success.
is recognized world-wide as the leader in high efficiency muzzle
brake technology. The widely acclaimed KDF Slim Line muzzle
brake is not only the most effective brake on the market, but it
also looks great on your rifle.
KDF, INC. developed and produced the first muzzle brake in 1983.
Many have copied this effective design, and several variations
of our design have been tried. Imitation is the highest form of
flattery. We welcome gunsmiths to inquire about becoming muzzle
brake installation centers.
KICK-EEZ® sells a wide selection of shooting supplies and recoil
pads made of Sorbothane®, which provides shock absorption and
reduces recoil effectively and quickly. Less recoil reduces
flinching, easing sore shoulders and cheeks and eliminates
recoil in all shooting conditions. From shoulder to fingers,
KICK-EEZ® has something to help reduce flinching and ease
soreness as well as help to adjust your "line of sight.
Kiss The Cook
Kiss The Cook has their wonderfully stocked kitchen stores in
Boerne and Wimberley, both popular Texas Hill Country shoppers'
havens. At Kiss The Cook, you can always find the latest,
top-quality kitchenware and accessories as well hundreds of
unique gadgets and gift ideas. And, you'll always get that
hometown customer service from a friendly and knowledgeable
staff, - the kind that's not always available at a larger
department store. Stop by and get a taste of what we're doing.
We always enjoy hearing our customers say, "I love this store".
Leon and Denise Laloge
Top Notch Lady and Noble and positive great friends to us and
you. They touch every aspect of this event!
Mayville Engineering Company
has been manufacturing shotshell reloaders under the MEC name
since 1956. Over the years we have manufactured more than two
million machines from our simplest single stage machines to our
fully progressive machines.
MEC is an employee owned company, which prides itself on
producing a quality product at an affordable price.
At MEC, we value our customers and look forward to providing the
best service possible.
Medina Electric Cooperative
Medina Electric Cooperative is proudly celebrating 75 years of
serving you, our member. Learn a little bit about the MEC
philosophy and our mission to "Exceed Member Expectations in
Everything We Do," by reading this article from CEO Mark Rollans,
originally published in January's Texas Co-op Power.
There is a place in all of us called Montana. You know Montana
when you see it. It's authentic, distinctive and uniquely
American. It carries with it a spirit of the great Western
frontier that still thrives in places you can't find on any map.
The qualities that make Montana great are the same qualities you
will find in every piece of handcrafted silver from Montana
Morrell Jewelry store is an accomplished, trustworthy, business,
established in 1991 and operating for over twenty one years in
Boerne, Texas. We are located at 518 E. Blanco directly across
the street from the Boerne Post Office. The business was
established as a home grown family business catering to the town
of Boerne and surrounding Hill Country residents. We offer
excellent customer service. Customers of Morrell Jewelry are not
just a number. Our customers are known on a first or last name
basis. For twenty one years we have always maintained our small
town business charm
National Shooting Complex
Located along the edge of the beautiful Texas Hill Country, the
National Shooting Complex is not only 671 acres of peaceful
rolling hills and picturesque countryside, but to firearms
enthusiasts throughout the United States and beyond, this
multi-million dollar complex is known as one of the most
complete sport shooting and recreational facilities in the
world, fully equipped and ready to facilitate any size event.
Nocona Boot Company
Nocona Boot Company was founded by Miss Enid Justin in 1925. Her
goal was simple - to carry on her father's tradition of making
quality western boots in the town he loved. Her father, H.J.
"Daddy Joe" Justin, came to West Texas from Indiana in 1879,
carrying with him hope for a new life.
He settled in Spanish Fort, a town that sits in the Red River
Valley, right on the Texas-Oklahoma border about 50 miles east
of Wichita Falls, Texas on the old Chisholm Trail. Celebrated in
frontier lore and cowboy songs, the Chisholm Trail was the site
of long trail drives. Over 1,500,000 cattle moved over the famed
trail in three years. With 25 cents and some bootmaking tools,
"Daddy Joe" set up a shoe repair shop. When he had enough money,
he bought leather for a pair of boots, sold them and bought
leather for several more pairs......
Old Gringo Boots
Since the year 2000, handcrafted leather boots have been Ernie
Tarut ("the Old Gringo") and Yan Ferry's passion. The result of
this collaboration combined Ernie Tarut's 30 years of leather
manufacturing experience and Yan Ferry's 30 years of European
design and boot making mastery under one roof creating footwear
of superior and unique style and quality. It is from this
passion that Old Gringo pushes the traditional western envelope
with artisan handcrafted boots and outer wear that captures
vintage charm and contemporary styles. Old Gringo's domestic and
international customer base consists of women and men who are
fashion focused and career minded. They demand unique footwear
and luxury leather goods that represent Vintage, Contemporary,
Rock Star and European style.
Rebecca Creek Distillery
At Rebecca Creek Distillery, we believe that creating fine
spirits is truly an art form. And like any art form, it takes
time and craftsmanship to produce a masterpiece. That’s why we
handcraft our spirits in small batches with pure copper
components to ensure the ultimate in quality and taste. Sure, it
may take us a little longer to make each batch, but every bottle
that comes out of Rebecca Creek Distillery has been produced
with true Texas pride.
Established in 1977 by company founders Dave Sanderson and Steve
Kottman, SKB Corporation manufactured its first guitar case in a
small Anaheim, California garage. Today, SKB is recognized
globally as an industry leader in the design and manufacture of
molded polymer transport cases. Vacuum, rotational or injection
molded, these cases are engineered to provide protection for
equipment utilized by hundreds of companies involved in diverse
industries from music and pro-audio products to military,
industrial and medical applications. SKB even supplies maximum
travel protection for consumer sports and electronics equipment.
The familiar SKB logo has symbolized uncompromising quality and
unsurpassed durability for three decades.
SMITH GUN has been open for business since 1983. We have a wide
range of gun specialties. For nearly 35 years I have dedicated
myself to gunsmithing. I believe that if the repair work cannot
be done at SMITH GUN, it just can't be done. Accurate rifles,
whether hunting or bench rest, is just one of my many passions.
Over the years I have built many accurate rifles. I consider an
accurate rifle to be a rifle that will group a three shot group
at a hundred (100) yards that can be covered with a dime or
less, a "mickey mouse group.". I also build single barrel trap
shotguns on a Highwall Martini/Greener action. Several of the
shotguns I have built are in use on the ATA circuit. These
shotguns are custom built for each individual customer. If you
would like a custom, accurate 1911, here is where you will get
one. Ours are guaranteed to group less than one (1) inch at
twenty-five yards in a Ransom Rest.
Speedbump Stockworks Adjustable Comb
You've seen them on the gunstocks of competitive shooters.
You've wondered about them and just didn't know whom to
ask....well, I'm the guy! I've installed over two thousand
adjustable combs on every type of gunstock, and I can tell you
everything you need to know about them.
The first thing you need to know is that of all the
modifications that can be made to a shotgun stock, an adjustable
comb provides the greatest benefit for the cost. It's a
relatively low-cost investment that will repay you in shooting
performance, comfort and enjoyment. Properly installed,
adjustable comb hardware increases the resale value of your
Texas based manufacturing and marketing. National sales
knowledge. Experienced industry professionals. Service oriented
attitude and work ethic. Quality assurance Category management
processes. Consumer driven. Capable of producing baking nuts,
snacking nuts, seeds, and trail mixes in a variety of pack
styles and sizes (sufficient quantities required). Streamline
processing facility with capability of producing 20 million
units per year. Located conveniently north of San Antonio on
IH-10. Cold storage capable of maintaining over 200,000 pounds
of product at optimal temperature.
The Daily Grind
Since 1996 The Daily Grind has been serving the Texas Hill
Country the highest quality coffee available to anyone in the
world. This commitment to high quality has served as a
foundation for us as we've grown in size and added to our
product line. On July 11 of 2005 we opened into our expanded
area. Abandoning the traditional notion of cramming as many
seats in a space as possible we have been able to make our shop
incredibly comfortable and accommodating. From a popular alley
way, we've tripled in size and seating, added a full commercial
kitchen and menu to complement it. We've introduced our own ice
cream made from milk, cream, sugar and eggs and use all natural
ingredients in every flavor. Our baked goods are made from
scratch from our kolaches or fresh baked cinnamon rolls for
breakfast to our own spin on classic James Beard brownies.
The Sportsman's Guide
The Sportsman's Guide was born in the brain and basement of
outdoorsman Gary Olen, back in the winter of 1970. His very
first Sportsman's Guide Catalog came out in 1976. During the
ensuing years, the basic philosophy and attitudes of the company
haven't changed much. We sell only quality items...and we only
sell them for a whole lot less than others do. We only offer
gear and clothing we'd use ourselves or suggest to our best
friends, and we keep our prices low by buying right, not by
adding to the mark-up. We literally search the world in order to
keep the supply of brand new items flowing steadily from week to
week. Earlier this year, we integrated two new websites to the
Guide siteBoatingSavings.com and WorkWearSavings.com.
West Virginia Wood Arts
Your Premier Source for custom laser engraving of wording,
photos, and graphics on a variety of high quality woods, stone,
glass, and various other media
Wiley X, Inc.
As a veteran-owned company, Wiley X, Inc. knows the importance
of supporting America’s paralyzed veterans. So Wiley X continues
its support of the Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA) and has
renewed sponsorship of three key programs for 2013 — the PVA
National Trapshoot Circuit, the PVA National Bass Tour and the
PVA Hand Cycling Racing Team. As part of its continuing
sponsorship, Wiley X will be providing its high performance
protective eyewear as featured prizes throughout the 2013 season
of PVA shooting, fishing and hand cycling events.