Friday, December 1, 2017 saw over two hundred veterans, families, and friends attend the annual Christmas event at the Santa Rosa Veterans Memorial Building. Chef Juanita Gonzales served up a delicious turkey dinner with mashed potatoes, vegetables, stuffing, salad, and rolls. Desserts were provided by the attendees. Santa made an appearance and handed out gifts to over 40 children. Mary Gosiak conducted a raffle that had just about every attendee go home with a prize. A silent auction was also held to round out the evening. Chapter 223 has sponsored this free event for over 15 years.