Elks, The Paper to host veterans' dinner

The Paper of Wabash County, in conjunction with the Wabash Elks Lodge No.471, will host a free spaghetti dinner for Wabash County veterans and active duty personnel on Monday, Nov. 11.

The dinner will be from 6-7:30 p.m. at the Elks Lodge, 225 W. Main St., Wabash.

Veterans’ families may accompany them for the dinner. Organizers are asking for a free-will donation for non-veterans. That money will be donated to the Elks Veteran Service Program.

“We are very happy to partner with the local Elks Lodge to provide this free dinner to honor veterans,” Hometown Media President Don Hurd said. “We at The Paper feel it is very important to honor those who served to protect our freedom.

“We all owe our veterans much gratitude for their bravery and courage to serve our country.”

Hometown Media is the parent company of The Paper of Wabash County.

Jana Slacian, Exalted Ruler of the Wabash Lodge, said Lodge officials were honored to work with The Paper to honor local veterans.

“These men and women have sacrificed many things to protect the freedom we all have and enjoy,” she said. “The Elks have long worked to help veterans in any way we can.

“The organization has a saying, ‘So long as there are veterans, the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks will never forget.’ We truly believe that and we will do anything we can to help veterans in any way possible.”

The meal will consist of spaghetti and meat sauce, garlic bread, dessert and soft drinks or coffee.

Posted on 2019 Nov 05