The Four States Friends of NRA Banquet is firing up for 2017, it's a little bit earlier this year so put it in your calendar now before you forget. Friday, March 10, at the Four States Fair Grounds in the Barbara Gleboff Fine Arts building for all the food, the drawings the auction and the guns.

Get ready shooters, gun enthusiasts and gun supporters. The 2017 Friends of NRA Banquet will be here before you know it. If you like supporting our area youth, the shooting sports in general and winning guns, you can't miss this one.

The Four States Friends of NRA supports area youth shooting sports, from ammo and gun purchases to safety equipment, range improvements and more. Every year area shooting clubs and youth trap teams and more apply for grants from the Friends of NRA and have again deeply benefited from our area banquet.

If you need more info call 903-701-2094. You can purchase your meal tickets online here: Friends of NRA

All tickets purchased this year will be in a special drawing, there will only be 200 tickets sold. Table packages for companies, groups, clubs or other organizations are available for $800, $1600, $2600, $3600 and $4600. Some may be sold out already, so if you're interested in getting a table, don't wait too long.

Protecting our rights to keep and bear arms begins with youth shooting programs and safety education, that is one of the mission goals of Friends of NRA, but they can't do it without our help.

These exclusive firearms and other merchandise are available to Friends of NRA National Sponsors only! Each sponsor will receive their choice of the items at that sponsorship level, a tax donation; subscription to Traditions magazine and more. Contact Greg Cook at 903-701-2094 if you are interested in these special sponsorship opportunities.

Visit their Facebook page to learn more and we'll see you there.