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Breckenridge Texan announces 2023 fundraising campaign, upcoming drawing for knife/sheath sets

Breckenridge Texan announces 2023 fundraising campaign, upcoming drawing for knife/sheath sets
December 11
13:54 2023

The Breckenridge Texan is excited to announce that for this year’s annual fundraising campaign, we will have a drawing to give away two hand-made knife sheaths and a couple of Case pocket knives.

The sheaths were hand-crafted by John Pilkington of Houston, brother of Breckenridge Texan Publisher Tony Pilkington. Each knife and sheath set is worth over $100. The sheaths are the leather, slanted pancake-style to wear on a belt. They are made from ostrich leather; one is a dark style and the other a light style. The knives are new Case Trapper Model 163 amber bone pocket knives. They are great everyday pocket knives for projects around the house, the outdoors and hunting. Closed, the knives measure a little over four inches and fit perfectly in the hand-made sheaths.

The Breckenridge Texan will hold a drawing on Jan. 1, 2024, following the conclusion of the fundraising campaign, for the winners of the knives. Every person who makes a donation of $100 or more during the NewsMatch campaign (Nov. 1, 2023, through Dec. 31, 2023) will be entered into the drawing. Two names will be drawn, and each winner will receive one of the sheath and knife sets.

The Breckenridge Texan will have a drawing to choose the winners of these two hand-made sheaths and knives. Those who make donations of $100 or more between now and Dec. 31, 2023, will be entered into the drawing. (Photo by Tony Pilkington/Breckenridge Texan)

This is the Breckenridge Texan’s sixth year to take part in the NewsMatch project, which supports non-profit newsrooms around the country like the Breckenridge Texan by matching donations we receive in November and December. All donations — and the matching funds — will go to the Breckenridge Texan and help support our work here to provide quality news to the local community.

Our fundraising goal this year $4,000. That money will be matched by the NewsMatch program, doubling the community’s donations.

There are several ways to make a donation:

To read the Breckenridge Texan’s Donor Transparency policy, click here.

As a non-profit news site, the Breckenridge Texan depends on donations, in addition to ad sales, to fund our daily operations. We use the donations and income from ad sales to pay for daily operating expenses, such as website hosting, email service, internet connection, office supplies, freelance writers and photographers, etc.

Every day that we are in the community covering events and activities, we are striving to meet our mission of providing accurate, high-quality, current, local journalism to the residents of Breckenridge, Texas, and the surrounding area, as well as to those who are interested in the region. Our goal is to make a difference in the lives of people living here by informing and educating through a sustainable source for news, entertainment and sports coverage.

When the husband and wife journalism team of Tony Pilkington and Carla McKeown founded the Breckenridge Texan in 2017, they set it up as a non-profit, so that it wouldn’t be a big burden on the community. That’s why they seek out additional help, like the NewsMatch program to make every local donation go even further.

“But, no matter how much help we get from outside sources, like NewsMatch, we know we wouldn’t have the Breckenridge Texan without the support of our readers,” Pilkington said. “We hope everyone realizes how much we appreciate the opportunity to document the history of Breckenridge and Stephens County as it happens.”

If you’ve already donated during this campaign, thank you! If you haven’t donated yet, we know you understand the importance of this work, and if you can help, that would be wonderful! Any amount will help us get closer to our goal. Just choose one of the options above to make a donation.

In addition to regular news coverage, the Breckenridge Texan also offers:

To read more about the Breckenridge Texan, click here for the About Us section.



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