LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT) -

A new event is hoping to help fund more Freedom Honor Flights.

The Charmant Hotel is celebrating its one year anniversary by hosting a River Roast Saturday afternoon.

The Charmant is partnering with Freedom Fest to raise money for veterans programs including the Freedom Honor Flights.

At Riverside Park, organizers prepared a pig roast, live music and other entertainment.

The Charmant is hoping the inaugural year will be a success.

"It's really a way for us to give thanks back to the community. The community has been overwhelmingly supportive for the hotel in the first year and so it's really a way for us to show appreciation and gratitude and give back and say thank you," Sean Castady, Charmant Hotel general manager said.