Bringing Christmas to seniors at Coon Rapids VFW

Coon Rapids VFW Ladies Auxiliary members brought Christmas to the table Dec. 3 when they served a tasty turkey lunch to 65 seniors at the Coon Rapids VFW.

After enjoying a turkey lunch at the Coon Rapids VFW, U.S. Navy veteran Carlton Anderson greets Coon Rapids VFW Ladies Auxiliary Second Vice President Diane Bohlman with a warm hug on a cold winter’s day. Photo by Sue Austreng

After enjoying a turkey lunch at the Coon Rapids VFW, U.S. Navy veteran Carlton Anderson greets Coon Rapids VFW Ladies Auxiliary Second Vice President Diane Bohlman with a warm hug on a cold winter’s day. Photo by Sue Austreng

Lunch guests were residents of Camilia Rose Care Center and seniors who take part in the Camilia Club adult day program.

After enjoying a meal of turkey and potatoes, vegetables, Jello and cupcakes, the seniors were surprised by a visit from Santa Claus himself, who brought along a jolly “Ho! Ho! Ho!” and a special gift for each guest.

Sue Austreng is at sue.austreng@ecm-inc.com

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