The annual Pheasants for Hospitalized Veterans auction will take place on Saturday, October 10, at the VFW Post 3723 in Owatonna.

The silent auction will run from 5-7PM, with the live auction beginning at 7PM.

Money raised will go toward providing a meal of pheasant to veterans at 14 hospitals or veteran's homes throughout Minnesota; Fargo, N.D.; and Sioux Falls, S.D.

This tradition began in Minneapolis in 1941 and Steele County is always among the leaders in donations.

There will be a number of new items along with many gift baskets available to bid on. The kitchen will be open from 5-8PM.

The public is invited. You must be at least 21 to attend. The VFW Post is at 13 West Oakdale in Owatonna.