12th annual Texas Panhandle Veterans Appreciation Banquet set for Nov. 11 in Borger

The 12th annual Texas Panhandle Veterans Appreciation Banquet will be Saturday, November 11. The event is free and all veterans, spouses and their guests are invited to attend. The banquet will be held at the Borger Elks Lodge located at 200 Opal St. A social hour begins at 3:30 p.m. followed by opening ceremonies at 4:30 p.m. with dinner served at 6:00 p.m.

Committee organizer's announced U.S. Air Force Captain (Ret.) Joni Marquez will be this year's keynote speaker. Marquez left the military as a decorated veteran. She is an expert in military intelligence, security, foreign affairs, unconventional warfare, anti-terrorism and counter-terrorism. After retiring, she became a Veteran Ambassador for the Boot Campaign and advocates for our warriors who have both seen and unseen wounds from war. Her story is sure to inspire the audience.

The banquet honors all veterans and their families. It's proudly sponsored by the American Legion, Borger Elks Lodge, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Vietnam Veterans of America and their auxiliaries. For further information, please contact Clayton Norton at (806) 231-7499.

Saturday, November 11, 2017 - 3:30pm to 9:00pm