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Hunting and heroes share Saturday events

FFA breakfast precedes Legion Veterans Day celebration

News editor

Those who want to start bird hunting seasons off with a good meal and those who want to honor local veterans for their service can do both Saturday in Peabody.

Geese and sandhill crane seasons open today, while pheasant, quail, and duck seasons begin Saturday.

Hungry hunters and others can support Peabody-Burns FFA by attending “Birds and Breakfast” from 6 to 10:30 a.m. at Peabody Senior Center.

Donations will be accepted for a home-style country breakfast featuring Peabody Sausage House sausage, locally-sourced Graze n Layz eggs, and pancakes.

Veterans Day observances at Peabody American Legion will begin at 10:30 a.m. with a silent auction featuring gift baskets assembled by various local groups and businesses. Baskets will be inside the front door, and drop-in bidders are welcome. Bids will be accepted through 1 p.m., and bidders need not be present to win.

People can follow up a hearty breakfast with soup and desserts at the Legion beginning at 11 a.m.

Former Navy airman and Peabody native Ty Frederickson will speak at noon. Frederickson served aboard the USS Saratoga during the Persian Gulf War. As plane captain, Frederickson was responsible for systems checks and flight launch operations for F-18 Hornets. A commendation he received in 1994 noted his performance in the safe launch and retrieval of more than 600 sorties.

All events are open to the public.

Last modified Nov. 9, 2017