Photo from Paralyzed Veterans of American

Evanston’s American Legion Post 42 will host its seventh annual Pasta Dinner from 5 to 8 p.m. on May 12 to raise travel expenses for disabled veterans competing soon at the National Veterans Wheelchair Games.

For a $12 donation – $15 at the door – guests at Post 42’s meeting hall, located next to the CTA Purple Line station at 1030 Central St., will enjoy pasta al dente with meatballs and sauce, salad, garlic bread, soft drinks and coffee. Kids 6 and under eat free.

Proceeds help send the “Lovell Legends” team of wheelchair-bound veterans to the 38th annual Wheelchair Games held July 30 to Aug. 4 in Orlando, Fla.

Many of the veterans are  receiving care at North Chicago’s Capt. James A. Lovell VA Hospital.

Those who cannot attend are invited to send a contribution (or buy a ticket for a hungry friend) online at or by check to American Legion Post 42, Box 42, Evanston, IL 60204. Anyone wishing more information may call the Post at 847-475-9076.