The Eagle Masonic Lodge’s inaugural Books and Boomsticks Scholarship Gun Auction is planned this Saturday, July 26.
The Masons will auction almost $100,000 worth of firearms from gun dealers and donors. The event is expected to attract people from all over the Rocky Mountain West.
Local Masons Matt Solomon, owner of Alpine Arms, and Don Anderson are coordinating the auction.
“This is something the people in our lodge decided was important. A college education can change lives and possibly lives for generations to come,” Anderson said.
The Masons have been awarding scholarships to local high school students for decades. The winners can use the money to attend colleges and universities as well as vocational schools.
All the money collected over the wholesale gun prices will go to the Lodge and its scholarship fund. Participants can bid in person, or by phone by calling 970-306-4121.
For a list of arms available, go to alpinearms.com.