Friends of NRA sets Burlington event

Friends of NRA banquets raise money to help educate youths and adults about using firearms safely as well as hunting safely and responsibly. NRA also sponsors the nation's largest hunter-education national tournament.

Fund-raiser to be held at VFW Post

The Northern Piedmont “Friends of NRA” has scheduled a banquet Oct. 28 at 6 p.m. at VFW Post 10607 in Burlington.

Friends of NRA supports thousands of community-services related to firearm education, hunter safety, wildlife conservation, range improvements, youth marksmanship and law enforcement.

Working with NRA field representatives, 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.

Friends of NRA is the face of the NRA, run at the grassroots level by people from all walks of life. People who typically attend the banquets include fire chiefs, engineers, shopkeepers, police officers, and teachers — all mainstream citizens working together to support an important cause in preserving constitutional rights and heritage.

Half of the profits raised by Friends of NRA banquets are spent in the host state. The other half supports qualifying national-level programs such as the Eddie Eagle GunSafe Program, Women On Target and other educational and safety services.

State-fund committees made up of volunteers also review grant applications from local organizations and make recommendations to The NRA Foundation on how the money might best be used in their areas.

The Burlington VFW Post is at 634 W. Webb Ave. Purchase advance tickets by calling Vince at (252) 723-7246, Carl at (336) 340-3039, Ken at (336) 376-9409 or Brian’s Gun & Tackle at (336) 578-5177.

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