Lowcountry Patriots' banquet is Saturday

Lowcountry Patriots will host the sixth annual Banquet and Auction at 5:30 p.m. Saturday at Beaufort's Quality Inn. Food includes Bob Brower's barbecue. Firearms will be sold in live and silent auctions. Proceeds go to the nonprofit NRA Foundation for South Carolina youth firearms safety and education programs. Money also supports JROTC, women's safety classes, shooting range development/improvement and wildlife conservation. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Tickets are $30 for adults and $15 for ages 16 and younger, and are available at Port Royal Gun & Pawn or at www.friendsofnra.org.

Details: Skip Mercer, 843-263-3671, skip82965@hotmail.com