Battle Ground Senior Citizens honor veterans during luncheon


The Battle Ground Senior Citizens group honored area veterans at its Nov. 14 luncheon by reading out the names of individuals grouped by their branch of service.

A news release stated 145 guests were in attendance.

During the luncheon, Northwest Battle Buddies spoke about their program that serves veterans in need of their specially trained service dogs, stated the release. 

Chick-fil-A provided the lunch, while Ink Ability Printing provided the dessert. Battle Ground Mayor Philip Johnson created a custom wooden flag, which was raffled off to the veterans. 

At the event, Troy McCoy with State Farm spoke about the importance of renter’s insurance, while Stacey Johnson, with Your Insurance Gal, talked about open enrollment for Medicare and other assistance.

Julie Williams, with Home Instead, discussed the “Be a Santa to a Senior” program at the event. 

The lobby at the Battle Ground Community Center features a tree with tags that list items requested from local senior citizens. Those who would like to provide gifts to seniors need to return the tag and an unwrapped, new item by Dec. 12. 

The program is open to the public.

The luncheons are held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. the second Monday of each month at the community center at 912 E. Main St., Battle Ground. A $5 donation is requested but not required.

Anyone who is interested in volunteering or sponsorships can contact board advisor and marketing specialist Lori Lindberg at 360-600-1438. Program questions should be directed to President Sharon Wodtke at 360-953-3278.