The theme this year was"Birds of a Feather", and some of the women went all out. I mean ALL OUT. There was some serious effort put into this, which put my little feather dangle earrings to shame LOL. But it was a good time, and a great opportunity for women in "the Industry" to have a private get together, chat, visit and network off the Show floor. I was honored to be invited to attend. There were many generous sponsors of this shindig, who want to help support women in the business, so we had food and fun "on" outfits like LaserMax, who provided clutch purses as door prizes. Mine is gorgeous gold :-)
(Dinner Founder/Organizer Britney Starr with gals from Prima Outdoor)
I met up with some gals that I already knew through Babes With Bullets, and Brownell's Lady 3Gun, and met a few more new faces along the way. It was a fun time - but my feet gave me the dickens over the high heels after about an hour, and I couldn't feel my toes anymore.
As part of the event, there was a silent auction of various donated items to benefit the Task Force Dagger Foundation. http://www.taskforcedagger.org/programs.htm
Remember how yours truly wrote about the Benelli ETHOS at last year's SHOT? http://boostershotsblog.blogspot.com/2014/01/shot-show-media-day-at-range.html
Well, an ETHOS was donated by Benelli for the silent auction, and as part of the package, there was a Galco Gunleather case for it, and a Froglube kit to take care of it.
I decided that it was going to be mine, LOL, and it WAS!
I figured that I was going to buy an ETHOS eventually anyway, and this was a charity benefit, so why not let TFDF have my money instead? Everybody wins, and I am a happy-dancing girl!
While I was waiting in line to settle-up for my auction win, I happened to be standing right next to the CFO for Benelli USA, who assured me that she personally LOVED her ETHOS (and her other Benelli guns too), and that it was a good fit for learning wingshooting. Good to know! The people you meet in line at a party.... :-)
I've got lots more pictures and products to post about, so there will be more later!