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Friends of the NRA raises money for youth programs in Billings

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BILLINGS - A local group affiliated with the National Rifle Association held its 26th annual fund raising banquet at the MetraPark  Montana Pavilion on Thursday night.

The Billings Chapter of Friends of the NRA says money raised goes partly to help youth gun programs.

"We're the non-political part of the NRA,” said John Wilson with Friends of the NRA. “We're part of the NRA family, but we're the foundation and what we do, the money we have goes to enhancing the shooting sports. We fund a lot of 4-H programs. We fund a lot of range improvements "

Wilson said he expected as many as 400 to 500 people to attend.

The banquet was a fundraiser dinner, with no keynote speaker.

Also seen walking into the Montana Pavilion: former Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke, who will speak at Friday's Lincoln/Reagan Day Dinner in Billings.

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