OLIVER - It was a community gathering in Oliver Saturday, remembering veterans from our very own neighborhoods.
The veterans benefit hosted by the El Dorado Bar and Grill brought out friends, family and local leaders, enjoying a horse shoe tournament, dunk tank and pig roast.
“My dad was in WWII, my son was in the guards, my oldest brother was in the guards, and as you know, the veterans don’t get enough of what they need. So, why not try to help out a little bit, and make it just a little easier for some of them that have served us and taken care of us,” Todd Pfeffer, owner of El Dorado Bar and Grill, said.
“I worked for the parks department and took care of this site, so it has special meaning to me not only for that reason, but all the veterans are here. My dad is on the plaque, along with all his brothers,” Terry Hinnenkamp, groundskeeper of the Gary New Duluth Veteran’s Memorial, said.
All proceeds from this event will go towards homeless veterans and the Gary New Duluth Veterans Memorial.