Winner of the DRT Library Drawing Presented with Dickert Rifle Replica
Earlier this month, DRT Library Committee members and staff held a drawing for a replica of a rifle that was made by master gunsmith Jacob Dickert and used by an Alamo defender during the 1836 battle. Jackie Henry of Big Spring, Texas, was announced as the winner of the drawing, and this past Monday we were delighted to welcome her to the library to pick up her prize.
Ms. Henry was very excited about winning the replica rifle and said it will look perfect displayed on the mantle above her fireplace. She was also surprised by a visit from her sister, Joy Vazquez, who traveled to San Antonio to be a part of the event. Ms. Vazquez is currently the Parliamentarian of the Villa de San Agustin de Laredo Chapter, Daughters of the Republic of Texas; she was joined by Ana Flores, President of the chapter; Gloria Guajardo, chapter Chaplain; and Carolyn Osborn, a friend from Pleasanton, Texas.
After DRT Library Committee Chairman Elaine Milam Vetter presented Ms. Henry with the rifle, some holiday desserts were served in Alamo Hall. Ms. Henry and her guests were then treated to a behind-the-scenes tour of the library, led by Director Leslie Stapleton, who also took the ladies to see the original Dickert rifle on display in the Alamo church.
Congratulations to Ms. Henry on winning the drawing. We hope you enjoy your prize and thank you for supporting the DRT Library!