Free Veterans Day dinners in Park Rapids, Akeley

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The Northwoods Bank main branch on State Hwy. 34 in Park Rapids will be hosting a chili and soup feed for veterans and their families from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 10. All veterans may also enter a drawing for a flag and flagpole, installation included.

Free Veterans Day dinners will be available Friday, Nov. 11 in both Park Rapids and Akeley.

The American Legion in Park Rapids will be serving their Veterans Day turkey dinner with mashed potatoes and gravy, dressing, vegetable and dessert from 4:30 to 7 p.m. The dinner is free to anyone in the community, including non-members.

In Akeley, the meal is free for veterans and their spouses. It will be served from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Red River Event Center on State Hwy. 34. Anyone who prefers to come in and pick up their meal may call 652-2222 on Veterans Day with the number of meals and time they plan to arrive.

The dinner is sponsored by Akeley Veterans and Community Outreach Organization. Luminaries honoring veterans will also be on display. For information on joining the Akeley Veterans and Community Outreach organization, contact Charlotte Negen at 218-652-2161.


The Bemidji Veterans Home is on track to be completed this summer and has begun searching for employees.

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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