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Caldwell County Friends of NRA to hold Banquet

LENOIR, NC (February 27, 2018)…Caldwell County Friends of NRA plans to hold a banquet on Thursday, March 22, Doors open 5:30 pm at the Caldwell County Fairgrounds.  Tickets may be purchased at Guns Too in Lenoir, Dan Pierce at 828-757-3267 or any Committee Member.

Friends of NRA is a key grassroots event that supports thousands of community’s services related to firearm education, hunter safety, wildlife conservation, range improvements, youth marksmanship, and law enforcement among others.  Working with NRA field representatives, the members and volunteers organize banquets in their communities, complete with auctions, special drawings, and fellowship.  Much of the merchandise at the banquets is donated or provided at reduced cost by hundreds of participating vendors.

The upcoming banquet in the area will feature meal provided by Woodland’s BBQ, Live and Silent auctions of NRA merchandise, donations by local business and Grand door prize will be a Ruger American Rifle in .223 Rem. or 6.5 Creedmoor.

Friends of NRA is an exciting fundraising program run by people from all walks of life.  At a Friends of NRA banquet, you’ll meet fire chiefs, engineers, shopkeepers, police officers, and teachers – all mainstream citizens working together to support an important cause in preserving our rights and heritage.

Half the money raised by each Friends of NRA banquet will be spent in the state in which it was held.  The other half supports qualifying national-level programs like the Eddie Eagle GunSafe® Program, Women On Target®, and other educational and safety services.  State Fund Committees made up of volunteer’s review grant applications from local organizations and make recommendations to The NRA Foundation on how the money might best be used in their areas.  For more information about Friends of NRA, visit

Friends of NRA is a grassroots fundraising program that fosters community involvement to organize and, with help from NRA field staff, plan community events for firearms enthusiasts.  All net proceeds from Friends of NRA events are allocated to The NRA Foundation, the leading charitable organization in support of the shooting sports.  Through NRA Foundation grants for equipment, training materials, range improvements, and more, qualified local, state, and national programs receive aid to involve and inspire a new generation of competitive shooters.  Learn more about Friends of NRA at

Established in 1990, The NRA Foundation, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization that raises tax-deductible contributions in support of a wide range of firearm-related public interest activities of the National Rifle Association of America and other organizations that defend and foster the Second Amendment rights of all law-abiding Americans.  These activities are designed to promote firearm and hunting safety, to enhance marksmanship skills of those participating in the shootings sports, and to educate the general public about firearms in their historic, technological, and artistic context.  More information about The NRA Foundation can be found online at, or by calling (800) 423-6894.

Press release courtesy of Dan Pierce