A gun raffle benefiting Toby Virden is underway in Runnels County.

A gun raffle benefiting Toby Virden is underway in Runnels County. Virden, who is known throughout the community as the emcee for the annual Runnels County Livestock Show and has been involved sponsoring and working on many 4-H and FFA events and projects. The voice of the Ballinger Bearcats for many years, Virden has also worked in law enforcement and most recently for the West Central Texas Council of Governments.

The raffle is being held to help defer medical costs. The raffle includes chances to win a PSA AR 15 and a Remington RP9 9 mm pistol with a $100 rebate, a $250 gift certificate to Brady Bunch Boutique, a bone-in smoked ham from Sklenariks and basic deer processing by Owens Processing and The Twisted Willow.

Tickets are $20 each and are available at Brady Bunch Boutique, Apples ’n Spice, the Ballinger Area Chamber of Commerce, Ballinger City Hall and Sklenarik’s in Miles. Tickets are also available with Lane and Martha Pinckney, Amanda Collom, Keith Collom, Bobbie Collom in Winters, Ashley Wiley, Amy Sensabaugh and Susan Hallford. The drawing will be held at 9 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 20 on KRUN.