BIG RAPIDS \u2013 With social gatherings seemingly back to normal, based on the Governor\u2019s Thursday announcement, the area Whitetails Unlimited banquet in Big Rapids for this week seems to be in full swing. \u201cThis offers as many people as possible to go to the banquet,\u201d event organizer Randy LaPreze said. \u201cAnyone looking to purchase tickets should contact me this weekend, if at all possible, at (231) 349-1395.\u201d Persons can also visit the Whitetails Unlimited website at www.whitetailsunlimite.com anytime. \u201cWe need to know as soon so we can to have the Eagles prepare the correct amount of food for the evening,\u201d LaPreze said. \u201cWe would like to have as many people who can come, attend.\u201d The banquet is set for 5:30 p.m on Thursday, June 24, at the Eagles Club, Big Rapids. \u201cIt\u2019s kind of a coming out party after a year-plus of lockdowns,\u201d LaPreze said. \u201cHopefully, it\u2019s a great night for all.\u201d Auctions, silent auctions and other activities will be taking place.