Supporters of the second amendment and shooting sports enthusiasts by the hundreds will flock to the Minden Civic Center on Aug. 26 at 6 p.m. for the Kisatchie Friends of NRA Banquet.

The annual banquet brings the Friends of the NRA to Webster Parish as an act of fundraising for worthwhile causes related to the world of shooting sports, and this year’s banquet will take aim at Webster Parish’s 4H program.

Phillip Krouse, NRA chairman for the event, said the proceeds from the past four years have been dedicated to building a new 4-H shooting range which is almost complete.

“Money raised goes towards grants for our 4-H projects,” Krouse said. “The money raised has helped that project come a long way towards giving those children a safe place to shoot and compete.”

With the funds from this year’s banquet, Krouse said the shooting range should be completed.

Krouse said he expects anywhere from 300-500 people for the event which features a silent auction, live auction and raffle buckets. There are hundreds of firearms and other outdoor items up for grabs, and side games will be played for prizes throughout the evening.

A single ticket to the event costs $45, while a couple’s ticket is $70 and a regular-sized sponsor table costs $400 and comes with a commemorative NRA 25th anniversary knife. Larger sponsor tables are available as well at pricing options $850, $1,600 and $2,500. Dinner is included with all ticket options.

“The higher up you go, we have guns that we offer with those tables, as well,” Krouse said. “Minden and Webster Parish have always loved to come out and sponsor things for the children and we anticipate another great banquet this year.”