The Longview Friends of NRA 23rd Annual Banquet and Auction will be held at Maude Cobb Convention and Activity Complex on Thursday, March 17, 2016, 5:30 p.m. - 12:00 a.m. The event benefits the NRA foundation's fundraising for the future of shooting sports and will feature a dinner, live and silent auctions, games and raffles. This year's theme is African Safari. Dinner will be catered by Bodacious BBQ Hwy. 42. Tickets are $35 in advance and $40 at the door. Advance tickets may be purchased online at Longview Friends of NRA website, www.friendsofnra.org, or at the following locations: Longview - Sportsman's Outfitters, Solid Pawn, Cavendar's, Jake's Feed, Fun Motors, Jack of Pawns, J&L Cash Depot, Top Shot, East Texas Rifle and Pistol Club; Carthage - Reeve's Motor Co, Ben's Trading; Tyler - Hot Rod Arms. For further information please contact Mark Friend at 903-845-5574, via email at email@example.com.