Special to the Bulletin
Bear meat, emu eggs and food products from a variety of game animals will be prepared and sold to the public on Saturday, Jan. 25, when Grace Lutheran Church holds its 33rd annual Wild Game Dinner.
The popular event started decades ago when ranchers from Grace Lutheran offered game taken off their land as a meal to anyone interested in enjoying wild game dishes. It has grown to become the church’s main fundraiser, drawing people from across South and Central Texas.
The dinner will be held at Grace Lutheran, at 451 Highway 173 North in Bandera, from 4-7 p.m. Plates can be enjoyed at the church or taken to go.
The all-you-can-eat plates will be available for a donation of $15 apiece, which will include a drink and dessert. Those between the ages of 3-11 will be charged a $5 donation per plate, and anyone attending under the age of 3 will eat for free.
A committee at the church has been working on the event all year. The church’s organist, Patty Moeller, took down a large bear earlier this year that will be among the meat offered at the dinner.
A gun raffle will be held during the fundraising event as will a silent auction of items donated to the church or made by ladies at the church.
Raffle tickets and tickets for the dinner are available now at the church. Raffle tickets cost $1 apiece or six for $5.
Proceeds from the event support activities at the church, including scholarships Grace Lutheran provides to Bandera County seniors .
For more information, call the church at 830-796- 3091.