Nearly 300 people attended the AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary senior luncheon Oct. 11 at AMVETS Post 51 in Thornport. Auxiliary President Denise Chrysler said the event, which takes place each April and October, began with roughly 80 people in 1990. “It just keeps getting bigger,” she said. The event includes a free dinner and nurses are on hand offering blood pressure and blood sugar screenings, and flu shots. Chrysler said there really is no set age limit for the luncheon; it’s simply available to all seniors. Beacon photo by Scott Rawdon.