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Free Veterans Day dinners available

Free Veterans Day dinners will be available Thursday, Nov. 11 in Akeley and Saturday, Nov. 13 in Park Rapids.

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Luminaries honoring area veterans will be on display outside the Red River Event Center in Akeley where a free dinner will be served to veterans and their spouses on Nov. 11. Contributed/Charlotte Negen.

In Akeley, the meal is free for veterans and their spouses and will be served from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Red River Event Center on Hwy. 34. Curbside pickup is also available by calling 652-5222 the day of the dinner. The dinner is sponsored by Akeley Veterans and Community Outreach.

Luminaries honoring veterans will be on display outside the event center. Each bag will have a votive cup with a lit candle inside. More than 150 luminaries will be lined up so people can walk by and see the names of those in the community who have served their country. For information on getting a luminary in memory or honor of a veteran, contact Negen by Nov. 3 at 218-652-2161.

The American Legion in Park Rapids will be serving their Veteran’s Day turkey dinner from 4:30 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 13. The dinner is free to anyone in the community, including non-members.

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Lorie Skarpness has lived in the Park Rapids area since 1997 and has been writing for the Park Rapids Enterprise since 2017. She enjoys writing features about the people and wildlife who call the north woods home.
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