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2017-01-19

30th annual Wild Game Dinner

Special to the Courier

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The Annual Grace Lutheran Wild Game Dinner has been known to serve a sold out crowd. Diners sit at long tables set up in the church hall, enjoying a great meal and fellowship with friends both old and new. Don’t be pushed to the back of the line for Saturday’s event from 4 to 7pm at Grace Lutheran Church, 451 Highway 173 North, Bandera.



For a taste of something different this weekend, saunter over to Grace Lutheran Church, 451 Highway 173 North, for the 30th annual Wild Game Dinner.
The popular “all you can eat” fundraiser will be held from 4 pm until 7 pm, Saturday, Jan. 28, at the church in Grace Hall.
In addition to great food, generous donors have given many great items for the silent auction and gun raffle. The winners will pick up their guns at the Gun Shack where they can be registered at that time.
The 30-year old tradition was the brainchild of avid local hunter Werner Lindig. For years Lindig was designated the event’s president emeritus and would visit Alaska and Colorado nearly every year in search of wild game for the dinner. Sporting a “new knee”, he once took a hunting trip to Utah where he downed a trophy elk for the event.
Here’s hoping Lindig’s example will account for a “considerable amount” of variety on this year’s menu. Past dinners have offered selections of wild meats, including barbecued wild hog; moose; three kinds of deer, axis, fallow and whitetail; black buck antelope; and javelina.
Salads and a choice of beverages will round off the meal. As a special fundraiser, members of the church youth group offer desserts. In previous years, the cakes, pies, cookies, brownies and homemade Rice Krispie bars were featured at a very reasonable 50 cents each.
A $10 donation buys a belly-bustin’ adult all-you-can-eat dinner. Children, ages 4-10 can eat for $5, while children 3 and under eat free with each adult meal purchased on a dine-in basis only. Of course, take-out is also available.
Diners sit at long tables set up in the church hall, enjoying a great meal and fellowship with friends both old and new. A portion of the proceeds from the Wild Game Dinner will go to fund a scholarship for a worthy high school graduate in Bandera County.
It's the perfect way to spend a few hours with good friends while supporting a good cause.
For more information or to purchase advance tickets, call the church office at 830-796-3091.