160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 Door prizes donated by individuals and businesses and a 50-50 drawing will also be featured. “We’ll welcome anyone, especially any veteran, who wants to join us for the free meal, entertainment and information on the home,” said Post Cmdr. Daniel Brooks, who will be master of ceremonies. Committee members will be cooking 50 pounds of beef and making a homemade barbecue sauce. The sandwiches will be served with salad and dessert. Beverages will be available at the Post’s no-host bar. “We aren’t charging for the food, but we will certainly welcome all free-will offerings and additions to our treasury’s total,” Marr said. This column disseminates news of interest to seniors of all ages. Bettie Rencoret can be contacted at (661) 943-2998, or messages can be left at the Daily News’ Antelope Valley office, (661) 267-5742. LANCASTER – “We haven’t forgotten” will be the theme of a benefit dinner for a Lancaster state veterans home amenities fund. The event will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 17 at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7283, 45541 Sierra Highway. A free meal featuring barbecue beef sandwiches, entertainment by Gypsee and Band and information on the home will be provided. Donations will be accepted for the amenities fund, which will go toward buying TVs, gardening tools, magazine subscriptions and other extras. “We’re doing this to say ‘thank you’ to the community for all the support they’ve given us,” said Ruth Marr, event chairwoman. “Maybe this will even encourage more people to come forward and join our crusade to furnish the home with the amenities that won’t be provided by government funding.” During the event, Tom Craft, amenities fund committee chairman, will deliver a “status of the home” report and a background review. Craft, a retired Navy officer, has headed the committee since its inception more than 12 years ago.