r By Helen Kester
This year’s Santaquin American Legion Auxiliary dinner, which will honor veterans from Santaquin and its surrounding areas, will be held on Friday, Nov. 4, at the Senior Citizen/Veterans Memorial Hall, 50 West 100 South, Santaquin, at 6 p.m.rThe dinner will be one week earlier than Veterans Day to allow veterans to participate in other honorary activities to be held on Nov. 11. The dinner is free to veterans only. Spouses and/or guests will be charged $5 each. Adults only please.rThe menu will be a Dutch oven meal cooked by our favorite cowboy Andy Goudy. It will consist of chicken cordon bleu with rice and Andy’s Special Sauce. Dessert will be Dutch oven fruit cobblers in a variety of flavors. This will be accompanied by rolls and a variety of salads provided by the Auxiliary Ladies.rDinner will be by reservation only as we need a headcount for the Dutch oven dinners. Please RSVP by Nov. 3, to Ramona Peterson at 801-754-3539.
Our guest speaker will be Sgt. Jared Hooper, U.S. Army Airborne, from Santaquin, who served for 18 months in Afghanistan in 2008-2009. He also served in the Utah National Guard.rThere will also be a drawing for a green “throw-laptop” sized quilt with hunting scenes and entertainment.