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Wild game dinner comes to Riverton

Jan 31, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer

A relatively new tradition in Riverton offers residents a chance to sample a variety of game meats from the local area.

The Third Annual Wild Game Dinner sponsored by Hillcrest Baptist Church will begin at 5 p.m. Saturday at the Fremont County Fairgrounds Heritage Hall. The event includes a free dinner of game meat as well as sides and dessert donated by church and community members. The buffet-style dinner begins at 6 p.m.

"It'll be a full meal," church secretary Teresa Engstrom said. "Everything will be hot and ready to eat."

Each person prepares wild game differently, and Engstrom said participants usually are willing to share their recipes with people who enjoy a particular flavor.

"We're looking forward to a big crowd this year," Engstrom said. "I've had so many people call and ask, 'Are you sure this is free?'"

Door prizes will be offered during the event, and Engstrom said Dan Seely will perform live music, as will Les Hamilton of the group Prickly Pair. A speaker from Mountain View also is scheduled to talk about his life as a hunter and pastor.

"It's just going to be a wonderful, sweet time," Engstrom said. "It is community outreach by our church."

She said the event is perfect for the Hillcrest congregation, which is made up of many local hunters. Before eating, they will sing a patriotic song to celebrate life in the United States. Only 300 tickets are available; for more information call 856-3635 or 840-0968.

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