Dinner a way to give back

The 14th annual Wild Game Feast at Altoona Alliance Church begins at 5 p.m. March 16, but doors open at 4 p.m. so attendees can visit booths relating to wildlife and the outdoors in the church family area.

The dinner menu will consist of various wild game dishes including whitetail, bear, rabbit, turkey and a mystery meat. Domesticated turkey will be served with sides, desserts and soda or water completing the menu.

In addition to guest speaker, Pete Rostosky, the dinner will feature a time to honor America’s veterans and the distribution of door prizes. Among the door prizes to be given away are crossbows, a rifle, fishing rod and trail cam.

Tickets are a suggested donation of $15 and are available at the church office, 3220 Pleasant Valley Blvd. on weekdays.

Pastor Tim McGarvey, senior pastor at Altoona Alliance Church, said it takes four to five months to plan the dinner and the suggested donation covers the church’s expenses.

He said originally, the Alliance Men sponsored the event, but after eight or 10 years, the entire church became involved. In addition to women from the church preparing the food, other volunteers park cars, take care of needs at the tables, arrange for door prizes or help with cleanup.

“It’s our way to give back to the community and to present a good evening with some fun,” McGarvey said.

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