The 45th annual veterans wild game dinner took place on Pearl Harbor Day, Dec. 7, at the Anoka American Legion Post 102.
Many Legion, Sons of the American Legion and American Legion Auxiliary members volunteered to make this special event a success.
Veteran guests came from the Minneapolis VA Medical Center and area health care and senior living centers. Because of the extreme cold weather veterans from the St. Cloud VA Medical Center were not able to attend.
Other guests attending were John Kriesel, Anoka County veterans service director, Dan Erhart, former Anoka County commissioner, and Don Pankake, past department commander.
The post Sons of the American Legion prepared the meal of varieties of wild game, including smoked salmon, donated by many post members. Darrel Redepenning, post chairman of this event, was master of ceremonies.
The Legion furnished cake and auxiliary members brought ice cream and a Christmas card with candy for each veteran attending.
After the dinner veterans enjoyed games of good neighbor bingo with cash prizes.