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Winner of the DRT Library Drawing Presented with Dickert Rifle Replica

December 23, 2010
DRT Library Committee Chairman Elaine Milam Vetter presents Jackie Henry of Big Spring, Texas, with the Dickert rifle replica as Library Director Leslie Stapleton looks on.

Jackie Henry receives the rifle from DRT Library Committee Chairman Elaine Vetter (center) and DRT Library Director Leslie Stapleton (left).

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.

From left to right, Carolyn Osborn, Gloria Guajardo, Jackie Henry, Joy Vazquez, and Ana Flores.

From left to right, Carolyn Osborn, Gloria Guajardo, Jackie Henry, Joy Vazquez, and Ana Flores.

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!

Ms. Henry getting ready to take the rifle home.

Ms. Henry getting ready to take the rifle home.

 

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  1. Arby Dickert permalink
    December 23, 2010 3:15 pm

    Way to go Jackie!

    I know you will enjoy it. If you are hanging it above a fireplace, remember that heat can dry out the wood on the stock. You may want to ask the gunsmith his recommendations on the care of the rifle.

    Best regards,
    Arby Dickert

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