Whitetails Unlimited banquet on Thursday

Some tickets are still available

The area Whitetails Unlimited banquet is set for next Thursday.

The area Whitetails Unlimited banquet is set for next Thursday.

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BIG RAPIDS – Whitetails Unlimited will have its Mecosta County Chapter banquet on Thursday, March 17, at the Fraternal Order of Eagles Club in Big Rapids.

The deadline for tickets has officially passed. But those still wishing to attend should call banquet organizer Randy LaPreze by Sunday night at 231-349-1395.

Social hour will be 5:30 p.m. with dinner at 7 p.m. Tickets are $50 single, $35 for spouse and $35 for child, 16 and under.

LaPreze said proceeds from the banquet, which features prizes and auction, go to hunts at 2Hats Ranch for disabled youngsters and veterans.

“We’ve got a good response so far,” LaPreze said. He’s expecting attendance to be in the mid 200s.

The 2020 banquet was cancelled because of COVID while the 2021 event, originally slated for March, was pushed back until June.

“March is the time we’ve always had it,” LaPreze said. “This will be our 26th banquet. We’ve always had it in the spring. We want to get back to normal. We’re excited about it.”

LaPreze is available to be contacted for more information.