SPARTA, IL (KFVS) - Mayor Charlie Kelly of Sparta Illinois says the city has reached an agreement with the Illinois Department of Natural Resources and the Amateur Trapshooting Association's Grand American Program.
The agreement extends the Grand American event until the year 2026.
Currently they are starting a 5-year contract with them starting this year. The new deal is a 10- year extension on top of the current 5-year plan.
Kelly says they are also working hard on getting the Hall of Fame and corporate offices moved to Sparta.
This year will be the 6th year Sparta has hosted the event, it starts in the first week in August.
Kelly says this is great for the region and southern Illinois.
Sparta is in Randolph County, Ill.