Friends of NRA banquet tonight

Published 3:00 am Tuesday, October 18, 2016

The Pike County Chapter of the non-profit foundation, Friends of NRA, is hosting its inaugural banquet and fundraiser tonight at the Troy Recreation Center on Enzor Road.

Doors open at 6 p.m. and a Hook’s Barbecue dinner begins at 6:30 PM.  This family-friendly fundraiser features games; limited edition merchandise; a silent and live auction; and door prizes. Rep. Alan Boothe will serve as the live auctioneer. Attire for the event is business casual.

Event tickets are $35 for an individual or $60 for a couple. Contact the Pike County Chapter through its Facebook page for more information on tickets. Tickets can also be purchased at the event.

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Pike County Friends of NRA Committee Chair Judge Wes Allen said he’s looking forward to this family-friendly event.

“I want to thank the committee members for all their hard work in preparation for this event,” he said. “The proceeds will help fund youth firearm safety and other firearm educational programs.”

Each year, The NRA Foundation allocates half of all net proceeds to fund projects within the state in which the money was raised and uses the other half to fund similar projects with a national scope. Committee volunteers are appointed to the NRA State Fund Committees to make recommendations for local grants in areas such as youth firearm safety and education programs; hunter education; range development and improvement; women’s training seminars; and wildlife conservation efforts.