LANSING | Members of the Lansing Junior Woman's Club hosted a recent dinner for local veterans and their guests.
The fourth annual Veteran Appreciation Dinner was held April 18 at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Lansing. About 250 were in attendance for the event, which included a complimentary dinner for veterans and their guests.
The dinner is funded by a donation by the Lansing Lions Club and fundraising efforts of the Lansing Junior Woman's Club members. L.A.C.E. (Lansing Association for Community Events), a new community organization, also helped sponsor this year's dinner.
The evening began with the presentation of colors by the Lansing Veterans Ceremonial Honor Guard and music by the Band of Brothers Pipes and Drums, followed by the National Anthem sung by Lansing teen Molly Roe, who has sang the Star Spangled Banner at U.S. Cellular Field.
Dr. Eddie Taylor, Program Director for Veterans Programs with Catholic Charities was the speaker and entertainment was provided by Wolffgang, an all-girls choir from Hobart High School. The group sang songs of the military branches, music from the 50's and 60's and a medley of Andrews Sisters tunes.
Dessert was donated by Calumet Bakery and the evening concluded with free door prizes donated by local businesses and individuals.