NRA banquet set April 29

Wilson County Friends of NRA will hold its annual dinner and auction Friday, April 29 at the James Ward Agricultural Center (Wilson County Fairgrounds) in Lebanon.

The doors open at 6 p.m. with games and a silent auction. Dinner and exciting live auction will follow. Tickets are $30 each.

Each ticket purchased includes a free one-hour lane rental at The Gun Room to be used after the banquet. Tickets can be purchased online at or locally at The Armory, The Gun Room, and Lebanon Gun Shop.

Tickets can also be purchased at The Reloaders Bench in Mt. Juliet. All ticket holders will be included in a drawing for the door prize of an American Tactical Imports GSG 1911 Ad Ops Pistol sponsored by The Armory with a MSRP of $399.99. Ticket holders must be present to win.

Friends of NRA is a key grassroots event that supports thousands of community service related to firearm education, hunter safety, wildlife conservation, range improvements, youth marksmanship, and law enforcement among others.

Working with the NRA field representative, 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.