BIG RAPIDS \u2013 Whitetails Unlimited will have its Mecosta County Chapter banquet on Thursday, March 17, at the Fraternal Order of Eagles Club in Big Rapids. Social hour will be 5:30 p.m with dinner at 7 pm. Tickets are $50 single, $35 for spouse and $35 for child, 16 and under. Banquet organizer Randy LaPreze said proceeds from the banquet, which features prizes and auction, go to hunts at 2Hats Ranch for disabled youngsters and veterans. \u201cIt\u2019s a worthwhile cause, for sure,\u201d LaPreze said. The 2020 banquet was cancelled because of COVID while the 2021 event, originally slated for March, was pushed back until June. \u201cMarch is the time we\u2019ve always had it,\u201d LaPreze said. \u201cThis will be our 26th banquet. We\u2019ve always had it in the spring. We want to get back to normal. We\u2019re excited about it.\u201d LaPreze said other areas are having WU banquets. \u201cAttendance is good I hear,\u201d he said For tickets individuals can call LaPreze (231) 349-1395 or WTU national headquarters at 800-274-5471. Tickets can also be ordered at whitetailsunlimited.com.\u00a0 Ticket order deadline is March 4.