Get ready Friends of NRA, your banquet is coming Tuesday, May 13 at the Four States Fairgrounds!

If you're an NRA member then you already know what a great event this is and how much it benefits local area youth programs in the shooting sports.

If you’re new to this experience, allow me to break it down a little more thoroughly for you. Did you know that Four States Friends of NRA gave over $17,000 in grants to youth shooting programs right here in the Ark-La-Tex?  The 2013 banquet made it into the exclusive High Caliber Club by having net proceeds over $25,000.

Listed below are some the programs that have benefited from this banquet recently:

  • Ashdown Trap Team
  • Bowie County 4-H advisory board
  • Fouke ISD Shooting Team
  • Genoa ISD Shooting Team
  • Texarkana Arkansas Razorback Trap Team
  • The Bowie County 4H Pistol Club

Besides guns and ammunition these youth shooting sports programs have a lot of expenses that have to be met every year and that's what the Friends of NRA banquet is all about.

The Big Shooter package costs $100 and includes dinner, but you'll get $200 worth of tickets to drop in the prize buckets as well. For an individual this is by far the best deal. However if you are interested in getting a table for your company or organization there are several different packages available, please contact a committee member for more information.

To purchase tickets, contact a committee member, or call Greg Cook at 903-701-2094, or you can purchase them online at this link.

There are now two Pre-event packages that you can purchase raffle tickets for at just $10 each, and you do not have to be present to win these packages;

Raffle Package 1:  (only 600 tickets will be sold)

  • Sig Sauer 9mm Pistol
  • Remington SPS 30-06 Rifle
  • Mossberg Silver Reserve 12 ga O/U
  • 20 quart Yeti Cooler

Raffle Package 2:  (only 450 tickets will be sold)

  • Kimber Custom ii 45ACP
  • Glock 19
Much better odds that any dumb ol' lottery. Don't forget about the auction too! I'm also proud to be co-hosting the event this year. More info to come as we get closer!
Below are some pictures from the 2013 banquet.