The members of West Central Illinois Friends of NRA hope you will join us for our upcoming 2nd Annual dinner March 20,2014 at Bogart's Banquet Hall in Jacksonville, Illinois!

Thanks to your support, our committee set an all-time state record last year for the most funds raised by a 1st time event. Additionally, your support of this very worthy cause has ensured shooting for generations to come and is protecting our second amendment. 100% of the net proceeds go to support Friends of the NRA programs such as local youth shooting teams, 4-H, Boy Scouts, ROTC, gun range development, Hunter Safety, Eddie Eagle, Women on Target, etc. Since 1995 over $3,000,000 million has been spent in Illinois, with over 1 million in the past 3 years and we have reached over 330,000 kids/students through our Eddie Eagle Program in Illinois. The last weekend of January 2013, Committee Chairs in Southern Illinois gave out thousands of dollars in grants. 

The NRA Foundation is a 501 (C) (3) Corporation and donations or contributions to the Friends of NRA are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. 100% of the net proceeds from this, and other FNRA banquets in Illinois will be used in Illinois and nationwide for shooting and educational programs. This program is second to none so get involved and get engaged!

Members of the Committee are eligible to participate in any raffles and auctions.  The auctioneer has the finalauthority, on auction items, for the amount and identity of the winning bidder. All sales are final. All local, stateand federal laws will be enforced. Photographs may be taken during this event to help promote future Friends of NRA fundraising. Please notify a committee member if you do not wish to have your image used in this manner.

Cash, Check, or Credit Cards can be used for all purchases. Please see Cashier for further details.

If you would like to get more involved or assist with a local event email the Southern IL NRA Field Representative - Don Higgs at

For a listing of FNRA events, or to buy tickets for an event visit

Special Thanks -- Auctioneer - Mark Pennell  -- FFL Dealer - Firearms and Memories LTD

How about a chance at a Gold Table package at our upcoming event in March worth over $1000! 21 chances to be sold for $50 each.  Just think, you and seven friends enjoying a great prime rib meal, chances to win or bid on lots of great guns and other items... all for just $50!! Check out the fundraiser page or our Facebook page to find out how you can win!!