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Wild Game Dinner slated Friday at Norway church

The grand prize for the Wild Game Dinner, planned Friday at Grace United Methodist Church in Norway, is a Pro Series vacuum sealer from Cabelas.  Displaying the prize are, clockwise from the top, Carter Grondine, Tony Stark, Natasha Willis and Gabriella Stark.

NORWAY — The 11th annual Wild Game Dinner is planned for Friday at Grace United Methodist Church of Norway. The event features wildlife mounts taken by sportsmen in the local area, a wild game dinner and Christian guest speaker Joe Bottesi.

Doors will open at 5 p.m. to view wildlife displays, followed by dinner at 6 p.m. 

The menu will include various appetizers such as salmon dip and venison sausage quesadillas. Venison and wild boar meat loaf, turkey sandwiches, baked potato, vegetable and full salad bar will be served for dinner. Dessert will be chocolate molten lava cake or blueberry crumble.

Wild boar also are referred to as feral wild hogs and roam through farms eating a variety of natural foods, including fresh-planted seeds, nuts, roots, berries and fruit as well as acorns, wild greens and mushrooms.

Blackwing meats of Antioch, Ill. offers true wild boar from Florida and Alabama, where they run wild, destroying crops and farmers fences. They professionally trap them and both harvest and process them under USDA inspection and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service transportation guidance and licensing. Only 80- to 150-pound animals are processed in order to maintain a consistent nutty pork flavor.

The venison served at the meal will be local field-dressed.

Ticket are $12, with children younger than 5 are admitted for free. Reservations again are limited to 240. To make reservations, call the church office at 906-563-8917. If transferred to the answering machine, leave a name, phone number and number of tickets needed. Tickets can be paid for at the door the night of the dinner.

The church is at 130 Odill Drive, behind the Jake Menghini Museum in Norway.

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