SIDNEY — “The deadline for purchasing rraffle tickets for the Serial No. 1 Henry Golden Boy and the Serial No. 1 Henry Standard is drawing near,” Shelby County Commissioner and Shelby County Bicentennial Committee Co-Chair Bob Guillozet said. “The winning tickets will be drawn at 6:30 p.m. Saturday evening, just prior to the ‘Jesus is the reason for the Season” rally and the Winter Wonderland Parade,” Guillozet said.
“Tickets are still available at Meyer’s Garage (6377 State Route 66, Newport), Tactical Solutions (5899 State Route 29, Pasco), Jackson Center Pro Hardware (112 East Pike Street, Jackson Center, Ohio), Botkins Electric & Plumbing (103 W. State St., Botkins), Brucken’s Neighborhood Pub (10 Elm St., Fort Loramie), and Sidney Ace Hardware (320 N. Main Ave., Sidney),” Guillozet noted. “Tickets can also be purchased from Sidney City Clerk Kari Egbert or the Shelby County Commissioner’s Office. In addition, both Mayor Mike Barhorst and I have tickets as well. Each ticket is $10, or you can purchase three tickets for $20,” Guillozet said.
“The first prize in the raffle will be the Serial No. 1 Henry Golden Boy,” Guillozet continued. “The second ticket drawn will be for the Serial No. 1 Henry Standard.”
“Both the serial number 1 guns were donated by Rocky Mountain Firearms to the Shelby County Bicentennial Committee with the intent that they be raffled with the proceeds benefitting the Shelby County Bicentennial Committee,” Barhorst said. Barhorst is serving as co-chair of the Bicentennial Committee.
The Henry Golden Boy is a .22 caliber rifle. It has a brass finished receiver and octagon barrel. It is valued at $895.
The Henry Standard is also .22 caliber rifle. It comes with a blued receiver and round barrel. It is valued at $699.
The commemorative Henry rifles were especially designed for Shelby County’s Bicentennial. The right side of the butt stock of each of the guns includes an engraved image of General Isaac Shelby and a map of Shelby County including the townships. The left side includes the bicentennial logo and the tower of the courthouse.
The right side of the pistol grip includes an image of Schultz’s Battery. The left side of the pistol grip includes an image of the Grange Hall on the Shelby County Fairgrounds.
The right side of the forearm stock includes a farmer plowing a field with the plow pulled by a team of horses, and an image of two foundry workers pouring molten metal into a mold. The images represent both agriculture and industry.
The left side forearm stock includes an image of Lake Loramie and the logo of the Shelby County Deer Hunters Association. Lake Loramie State Park is Shelby County’s only state park. The Shelby County Deer Hunters Association is the country’s oldest sportsman organization.
“We ordered additional tickets after the initial supply was exhausted,” Guillozet stated. “Still I’ve spoken to individuals who intend to purchase tickets but have not yet done so. After Saturday evening at 6:30 p.m., it will be too late,” Guilozet warned.